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.


  • 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

  • Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC):
      • Design & Anticipated Outcomes of the:
    eMERGE-PGx Project: A Multicenter Pilot for Preemptive Pharmacogenomics in Electronic Health Record Systems
  • Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER):
    • Return of Genomic Results to Research Participants: The Floor, the Ceiling, and the Choices in Between
    • eMERGE & CSER: The Convergence of Genomics and Medicine
  • Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium
  • US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) Network
  • Michigan Imputation Server (MIS)
  • PharmacoGenomics Research Network (PGRN) (eMERGE PGx project)
  • University of Colorado (Dr. Sonja Ziniel)
  • University of Louisville (Dr. Kyle Brothers)
  • University of Utah (OpenInfobutton project – Dr. Guilherme del Fiol)

eMERGE network affiliates

  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Loyola University, Chicago
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Washington University, St. Louis
In the News

Here's what's happening with eMerge:


Please find below a special note from the NHGRI Director, Eric Green. ******************************************************************** Dear NHGRI Grantee: In order to capitalize on the opportunities...


The Electronic Medical Records & Genomics (eMERGE) Network is thrilled to be represented by our investigators at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, hosted November...


An upcoming scheduled maintenance window is starting Tuesday, September 5th and ending Wednesday, September 6th. During this time, the RD Discover, SD Discover, Subject Locator and Record Counter applications...


The NIH/NHGRI has published IGNITE II RFAs which are linked below for your convenience.

  • Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials – Clinical Groups...