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A Catalog of Published Genome-Wide Association Studies

Update (5/12/15): The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog has moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) at Users may now find the new search interface and updated content at this site.  Questions about the GWAS Catalog may be directed to

Why has the catalog moved to EMBL-EBI?
From September 2010 to the present, delivery and development of the Catalog has been a collaborative project between EMBL-EBI and NHGRI. In March 2015 the Catalog infrastructure moved to EMBL-EBI to enable delivery of an improved user interface, including ontology driven Catalog searching, and new curatorial infrastructure, supporting improved QC processes. Catalog content available through this original GWAS Catalog website was last updated on February 20th 2015 with all previous and updated content available at EMBL-EBI. 

The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog).
Read our recent article from Nucleic Acids Research.

Published Genome-Wide Associations
Credit: Darryl Leja and Teri Manolio, NHGRI; Tony Burdett, Dani Welter, and Helen Parkinson, EBI

An archived tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

The genome-wide association study (GWAS) publications in the Catalog include a primary GWAS analysis, defined as array-based genotyping and analysis of 100,000+ pre-QC SNPs selected to tag variation across the genome and without regard to gene content.  GWAS data from published studies which are incorporated into new GWAS analyses are eligible, provided they meet the other criteria.  Studies imputing sequencing data to genotyping arrays are eligible as long as the arrays include sufficient genome-wide coverage so that the post-imputation analysis meets the definition of a GWAS analysis, as described above. The scope of the GWAS Catalog is currently being expanded to include studies of large-scale targeted/non-genome-wide arrays, including the Metabochip, Immunochip and Exome arrays. This is currently in a pilot phase where prioritization of targeted and exome array studies for inclusion in the Catalog is by 1) relevance of the trait analyzed 2) user request.  

How to cite the NHGRI GWAS Catalog:
MacArthur J, Bowler E, Cerezo M, Gil L, Hall P, Hastings E, Junkins H, McMahon A, Milano A, Morales J, Pendlington Z, Welter D, Burdett T, Hindorff L, Flicek P, Cunningham F, and Parkinson H. The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog). Nucleic Acids Research, 2017, Vol. 45 (Database issue): D896-D901.

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Notice: The updated Catalog content may now be searched at

An archived, tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

Date Added to Catalog (since 11/25/08) First Author/Date/ Journal/Study Disease/Trait Initial
Sample Description
Replication Sample Description Region Reported Gene(s) Mapped Gene(s) Strongest SNP-Risk Allele Context Risk Allele Frequency in Controls P-value
OR or beta-coefficient and [95% CI]
[SNPs passing QC]
01/09/14 Hinds DA
June 30, 2013
Nat Genet
A genome-wide association meta-analysis of self-reported allergy identifies shared and allergy-specific susceptibility loci.
Self-reported allergy 53,862 European ancestry individuals NA View full set of 35 SNPs Illumina
[2.4 million] (Imputed)
4p14 TLR1,TLR6,TLR10 TLR1 - TLR6 rs2101521-A 0.2384 5 x 10-21 .1374 [0.11-0.17] unit decrease
5q22.1 WDR36, CAMK4, TSLP WDR36 - RPS3AP21 rs1438673-C 0.4951 2 x 10-20 .1104 [0.087-0.134] unit increase
11q13.5 C11orf30, LRRC32 C11orf30 - LRRC32 rs2155219-T 0.5146 2 x 10-19 .1081 [0.085-0.132] unit increase
2q12.1 IL1RL2, IL1RL1 IL1RL2 - IL1RL1 rs10189629-A 0.1450 2 x 10-16 .1448 [0.11-0.18] unit decrease
6p21.32 HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1 TRNAI25 rs6906021-C 0.4749 7 x 10-15 .0945 [0.071-0.118] unit increase
6p21.33 HLA-C, MICA TRNAI25 rs9266772-C 0.1882 3 x 10-12 .104 [0.075-0.133] unit increase
5p13.1 DAB2, PTGER4 LINC00603 - PTGER4 rs7720838-G 0.4254 8 x 10-11 .0785 [0.055-0.102] unit decrease
2q33.1 PLCL1 PLCL1 rs10497813-G intron 0.4825 6 x 10-10 .0734 [0.050-0.097] unit increase
3q28 LPP, BCL6 LPP rs9860547-A intron 0.4629 1 x 10-9 .0741 [0.050-0.098] unit increase
9p24.1 RANBP6, IL33 RANBP6 - GTF3AP1 rs7032572-G 0.1665 2 x 10-9 .1135 [0.077-0.15] unit increase

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Catalog Data Last Updated: February 20, 2015
Web Page Text Last Updated: September 16, 2015