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List of members

More than 500 institutions have partnered with us through the membership program – you can see the list of current members below.

  1. A

    1. Australia (14)
      1. Australian Catholic University
      2. Deakin University
      3. Flinders University
      4. La Trobe University
      5. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
      6. Royal North Shore Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology
      7. University Of Melbourne
      8. University of New South Wales
      9. University of Newcastle (Australia)
      10. University of South Australia
      11. University of Technology Sydney
      12. University of Western Australia
      13. Victoria University
      14. Western Sydney University
    2. Austria (9)
      1. Austrian Science Fund
      2. IMP- Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
      3. Institute of Science and Technology Austria
      4. Medizinische Universität Innsbruck | Medical University of Innsbruck
      5. Technische Universitaet Graz
      6. Technische Universität Wien
      7. Universitaet Wien
      8. Universität Innsbruck
      9. Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
  2. B

    1. Belgium (1)
      1. Ghent University
    2. Brazil (4)
      1. Associação Brasileira de Bioinformática e Biologia Computacional (AB3C)
      2. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
      3. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)
      4. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  3. C

    1. Canada (17)
      1. Algoma University
      2. Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
      3. Concordia University
      4. Dalhousie University
      5. McGill University
      6. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC)
      7. Simon Fraser University
      8. University of British Columbia
      9. University of Manitoba
      10. University of Ottawa
      11. University of Saskatchewan
      12. University of Toronto
      13. University of Waterloo
      14. University of Windsor
      15. Université Laval
      16. Université de Montréal
      17. Western University
    2. Chile (1)
      1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
    3. China (4)
      1. Academy of Military Medical Sciences
      2. China Agricultural University
      3. National Institute of Parasitic Diseases China CDC (Prepay Membership)
      4. Shenzhen Beike BioTech
    4. Colombia (2)
      1. Universidad de los Andes-Uniandes
      2. Universidad del Rosario
    5. Cyprus (1)
      1. Cyprus Academic Library Consortium (CALC)
    6. Czechia (2)
      1. Biology Centre ASCR
      2. Brno University of Technology
  4. D

    1. Denmark (4)
      1. Danish Air Ambulance
      2. The Prehospital Medical Emergency Services, Region Midtjylland
      3. University of Copenhagen
      4. University of Southern Denmark
  5. F

    1. Finland (5)
      1. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
      2. Tampere University
      3. University of Helsinki
      4. University of Jyvaskyla
      5. University of Oulu
    2. France (4)
      1. CIRAD
      2. INSERM
      3. Institut Pasteur
      4. Orphanet
  6. G

    1. Germany (36)
      1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Universitätsbibliothek
      2. Bayer Animal Health
      3. Bayer Pharma/Bayer Healthcare AG
      4. Bielefeld Universitaet
      5. Center for Epidemiology and Health Research Berlin
      6. European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL
      7. Goettingen Universitaet
      8. Grönemeyer Institute for MicroTherapy
      9. Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
      10. Helmholtz Consortium
      11. Institut fuer Qualitaet und Wirtschaftli im Gesundheitswesen
      12. Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
      13. Leibniz Consortium
      14. Leibniz Institute on Aging Fritz-Lipmann Institute (FLI)
      15. Leipzig University
      16. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
      17. Marburg University
      18. Max Planck Society (Postpay)
      19. Robert Koch Institute
      20. Ruhr Universtaet Bochum
      21. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
      22. Staats - und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen (SuUB)
      23. Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
      24. Technische Universität Berlin
      25. Technische Universität Darmstadt
      26. Technische Universität Dresden
      27. Technische Universität München (TUM)
      28. Universitaet Konstanz
      29. Universitaet Oldenburg
      30. Universitaet Potsdam
      31. Universitaet Tuebingen
      32. Universitaet Witten/Herdecke
      33. Universitaet Wuerzburg
      34. Universität Regensburg
      35. Universität Rostock
      36. Universität Stuttgart
    2. Greece (1)
      1. University of Patras
  7. H

    1. Hong Kong SAR China (4)
      1. School of Chinese Medicine (Hong Kong Baptist University)
      2. School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care
      4. The University of Hong Kong
    2. Hungary (3)
      1. Semmelweis University
      2. University of Debrecen
      3. University of Szeged
  8. I

    1. India (5)
      1. Bose Institute
      2. International Centre for Genetic Engineering
      3. National Brain Research Centre Manesar
      4. National Centre for Biological Sciences
      5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
    2. Indonesia (1)
      1. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Medicine
    3. Ireland (1)
      1. Teagasc - Agriculture & Food Development Authority, Ireland
    4. Israel (1)
      1. Weizmann Institute of Science
    5. Italy (15)
      1. AZIENDA USL di Ferrara BIBLIOTECA INTERAZIENDALE
      2. Azienda USL di Ferrara
      3. Biblioteca IRCCS Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani
      4. Centro di Riferimento Oncologico Aviano
      5. Ferrara Universita (Prepay Membership)
      6. Sardegna Ricerche
      7. Unità Sanitaria Locale of Reggio Emilia
      8. Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre
      9. Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
      10. Università degli Studi di Cagliari
      11. Università degli Studi di Milano
      12. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
      13. Università degli Studi di Torino
      14. Università degli studi di Brescia
      15. Università degli studi di Sassari
  9. J

    1. Japan (3)
      1. Nagoya University
      2. Toho University
      3. Tokyo Women's Medical University
  10. L

    1. Lebanon (1)
      1. American University of Beirut
    2. Lithuania (1)
      1. Institute of Oncology - Vilnius University
    3. Luxembourg (1)
      1. Université du Luxembourg - INSIDE
  11. M

    1. Malaysia (4)
      1. Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Perak
      2. Clinical Research Centre Malaysia
      3. International Medical University Malaysia
      4. University Malaysia Sarawak
    2. Mexico (3)
      1. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)
      2. Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
      3. Universidad Anáhuac
  12. N

    1. Netherlands (11)
      1. Delft University of Technology
      2. Erasmus MC
      3. Maastricht University
      4. NIVEL - The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
      5. Radboud University Nijmegen
      6. University of Amsterdam
      7. University of Groningen/UMCG
      8. University of Twente
      9. University of Utrecht
      10. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
      11. Wageningen University & Research - Library
    2. New Zealand (1)
      1. University of Auckland
    3. Norway (4)
      1. Norwegian Institute of Public Health
      2. UiT The Arctic University of Norway
      3. University of Bergen
      4. University of Oslo
  13. P

    1. Poland (1)
      1. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    2. Portugal (2)
      1. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
      2. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Global Health and Tropical Medicine
  14. S

    1. Singapore (1)
      1. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
    2. South Africa (3)
      1. Stellenbosch University
      2. University of Cape Town
      3. University of South Africa
    3. South Korea (11)
      1. Catholic University of Korea
      2. International Vaccine Institute (IVI)
      3. Konkuk University Hospital
      4. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      5. Korea University
      6. KyungHee University Medical Center
      7. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
      8. Seoul National University, College of Medicine
      9. Sookmyung Women's University
      10. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
      11. Yonsei University Health System
    4. Spain (12)
      1. AIDS Research Network Unit - National Centre of Epidemiology (Carlos III)
      2. Agencia Sanitaria de Costa del Sol
      3. Biblioteca CRAI Campus Catalunya de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili
      4. CSIC
      5. Fundación Vasca de Innovación e Investigación Sanitaria (BIOEF)
      6. IDIAP Jordi Gol
      7. Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
      8. Tecnalia
      9. Universidad Publica de Navarra
      10. Universidad de Cadiz
      11. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
      12. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    5. Switzerland (13)
      1. EPF Lausanne
      2. ETH Zurich
      3. European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - SS
      4. Kantonsspital Aarau
      5. Novartis Group
      6. Research and Knowledge Translation (RKT/KER/HIS)
      7. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
      8. Universite de Geneve
      9. Universite de Lausanne
      10. University of Basel
      11. University of Fribourg
      12. Universität Zürich
      13. ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  15. T

    1. Taiwan (8)
      1. Academia Sinica - Division of Life Sciences
      2. Academia Sinica - Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
      3. National Cheng Kung University
      4. National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)
      5. National Taiwan Normal University
      6. National Taiwan University
      7. National Tsing Hua University
      8. Taipei Medical University
    2. Thailand (2)
      1. Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine
      2. Mahidol University
    3. Trinidad & Tobago (1)
      1. University of the West Indies
  16. U

    1. United Kingdom (33)
      1. Abertay University
      2. Aston University
      3. Betsi Cadwaladr University
      4. Brunel University London
      5. Cardiff University
      6. Group Research & Development Centre - British American Tobacco
      7. Lancaster University
      8. Leeds Beckett University
      9. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
      10. NHS England (NIHR)
      11. Nottingham Trent University
      12. Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University
      13. Queen's University Belfast
      14. Royal Veterinary College
      15. Sheffield Hallam University
      16. The College of Podiatry (UK)
      17. The University of Manchester (account for UKRI-funded authors)
      18. University College London
      19. University of Aberdeen (Wellcome funded authors)
      20. University of Bath
      21. University of Birmingham
      22. University of Birmingham (SM)
      23. University of Bristol
      24. University of Dundee
      25. University of Exeter
      26. University of Greenwich - Health and Social Care
      27. University of Huddersfield
      28. University of Nottingham
      29. University of Reading
      30. University of St Andrews
      31. University of Stirling
      32. University of Warwick
      33. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    2. United States (107)
      1. Atlanta University Center
      2. Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health
      3. Baylor University
      4. Boston College
      5. Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
      6. Brooke Army Medical Center
      7. Brown University
      8. Carnegie Mellon University
      9. Clemson University
      10. Colorado State University
      11. Columbia University
      12. Essentia Institute of Rural Health
      13. Florida International University
      14. George Mason University
      15. George Washington University
      16. Georgia Institute of Technology
      17. Georgia State University
      18. Hershey Medical Center - Homeland Security Masters
      19. Houston Methodist
      20. ISBNPA
      21. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      22. Indiana State University
      23. Indiana University at Bloomington
      24. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
      25. Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
      26. J Craig Venter Institute
      27. Johns Hopkins University
      28. Kaiser Permanente
      29. Kansas State University
      30. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      31. Los Alamos National Laboratory
      32. Louisiana State University
      33. Loyola University of Chicago
      34. MD Anderson Cancer Center
      35. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      36. Meharry Medical College
      37. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      38. Montana State University
      39. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      40. National Library of Medicine
      41. New England Biolabs
      42. New York College of Podiatric Medicine
      43. New York University
      44. Northeastern University
      45. Oakland University
      46. Oberlin Group of Libraries
      47. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
      48. PIH Health
      49. PSI Population Services International
      50. Pennsylvania State University
      51. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      52. Princeton University
      53. Purdue University
      54. Rand Corporation
      55. Rice University
      56. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute
      57. SUNY Upstate Medical University
      58. Sage Bionetworks
      59. Samuel Merritt University
      60. Stanford University
      61. Stowers Institute for Medical Research
      62. Syracuse University
      63. Temple University
      64. Texas A&M University
      65. Texas Christian University
      66. Texas Woman's University
      67. The Hershey Company
      68. Tufts University
      69. US Environmental Protection Agency
      70. University of Arizona
      71. University of California (via California Digital Library)
      72. University of Delaware
      73. University of Denver
      74. University of Detroit Mercy
      75. University of Florida
      76. University of Georgia
      77. University of Houston
      78. University of Illinois at Chicago
      79. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      80. University of Iowa
      81. University of La Verne
      82. University of Maryland, College Park
      83. University of Massachusetts Medical School
      84. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      85. University of Massachusetts at Boston
      86. University of Michigan
      87. University of Minnesota
      88. University of Missouri College of Education
      89. University of New Hampshire
      90. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      91. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      92. University of North Texas
      93. University of Notre Dame
      94. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      95. University of Oregon
      96. University of Pennsylvania
      97. University of Pittsburgh
      98. University of Southern California
      99. University of Tennessee Knoxville
      100. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
      101. University of Washington
      102. Vanderbilt University
      103. Virginia Tech
      104. Washington State University
      105. Wayne State University
      106. West Virginia University
      107. Yale University
    3. Unknown (1)
      1. big long bpid
  17. V

    1. Venezuela (1)
      1. Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas - IVIC