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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]
11/01/14 Cox AJ
March 11, 2014
Neurobiol Aging
Heritability and genetic association analysis of cognition in the Diabetes Heart Study.
Cognitive function 423 type 2 diabetes cases and 127 unaffected siblings from 257 families NA View full set of 25 SNPs Affymetrix
[more than 371,951] (imputed)
4p14 WDR19 WDR19 rs11096990-T intron 0.342 6 x 10-7 (3MSE) 2.0117 [1.23-2.79] unit decrease
7p15.2 C7orf71 KIAA0087 - C7orf71 rs7800418-T 0.324 7 x 10-7 (3MSE) 1.9628 [1.20-2.73] unit decrease
1p22.3 Intergenic LMO4 - RPL36AP10 rs35214987-G 0.4779 9 x 10-7 (Phonemic Fluency) 3.3262 [2.02-4.63] unit increase
12q24.33 CHFR CHFR rs3741489-C UTR-3 0.005 2 x 10-6 (3MSE) 13.9397 [8.26-19.61] unit decrease
20p11.23 RALGAPA2 MRPS11P1 - RPL24P2 rs6047116-G 0.351 2 x 10-6 (DSST) 3.7872 [2.25-5.32] unit decrease
22q12.1 Intergenic RPL15P22 - MN1 rs16983214-A 0.04 2 x 10-6 (Stroop) .378 [0.23-0.53] unit decrease
9q31.3 PALM2 PALM2 rs4978848-G intron 0.495 3 x 10-6 (DSST) 3.6321 [2.12-5.15] unit decrease
3p22.3 FECHP1 PDCD6IP - FECHP1 rs559356-C 0.473 3 x 10-6 (Semantic Fluency) 2.0925 [1.22-2.96] unit increase
15q25.1 LOC729911 LOC729911 rs8025118-T intron 0.141 3 x 10-6 (Semantic Fluency) 2.8961 [1.69-4.11] unit increase
5q14.3 Intergenic MEF2C-AS1 - MIR3660 rs6864869-C 0.115 3 x 10-6 (3MSE) 2.7468 [1.60-3.90] unit decrease

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