The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog)

Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D896-D901. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1133. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog has provided data from published genome-wide association studies since 2008. In 2015, the database was redesigned and relocated to EMBL-EBI. The new infrastructure includes a new graphical user interface (, ontology supported search functionality and an improved curation interface. These developments have improved the data release frequency by increasing automation of curation and providing scaling improvements. The range of available Catalog data has also been extended with structured ancestry and recruitment information added for all studies. The infrastructure improvements also support scaling for larger arrays, exome and sequencing studies, allowing the Catalog to adapt to the needs of evolving study design, genotyping technologies and user needs in the future.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Data Mining
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genome-Wide Association Study / methods*
  • Genomics / methods
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Software*
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Web Browser