The application for eMERGE affiliate membership is open to all academic, non-profit and government organizations that are interested in participating in an open process, to facilitate genomic research in biorepositories with electronic medical records, and apply genomic results to clinical care. Private sector and/or for-profit entities that wish to become eMERGE affiliate members will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


  • Access to eMERGE data prior to public release (see eMERGE Data Use Agreement)
  • Access to Network-developed tools and guidelines, both published and beta versions
  • Shared expertise in multidisciplinary areas
  • A rich collaborative environment with Network Sites


Existing collaborations

  • Polygenic Risk Methods in Diverse Populations (PRIMED)
  • Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC)
  • Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER):
  • Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium
  • Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL)
  • Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) Network
  • Invitae
  • Michigan Imputation Server (MIS)
  • PharmacoGenomics Research Network (PGRN)
  • Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)
  • US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

eMERGE network affiliates

  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington University, St. Louis