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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 (10)
      1. Australian Catholic University
      2. Deakin University
      3. Flinders University
      4. La Trobe University
      5. Royal North Shore Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology
      6. University Of Melbourne
      7. University of Newcastle (Australia)
      8. University of South Australia
      9. University of Western Australia
      10. 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. Brazil (2)
      1. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
      2. Hospital Moinhos de Vento
  3. C

    1. Canada (15)
      1. Algoma University
      2. Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
      3. Concordia University
      4. Dalhousie University
      5. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC)
      6. Simon Fraser University
      7. University of British Columbia
      8. University of Manitoba
      9. University of Ottawa
      10. University of Saskatchewan
      11. University of Toronto
      12. University of Waterloo
      13. University of Windsor
      14. Université Laval
      15. Université de Montréal
    2. Chile (1)
      1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
    3. China (4)
      1. Academy of Military Medical Sciences
      2. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
      3. National Institute of Parasitic Diseases China CDC (Prepay Membership)
      4. Shenzhen Beike BioTech
    4. Colombia (1)
      1. Universidad de los Andes-Uniandes
    5. Cyprus (1)
      1. Cyprus Libraries Consortium (CLC)
    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 Foundation (Tampere University) together with Tampere University Hospital and Tampere University of Applied Sciences
      3. University of Helsinki
      4. University of Jyvaskyla
      5. University of Oulu
    2. France (3)
      1. INSERM
      2. Institut Pasteur
      3. Orphanet
  6. G

    1. Germany (4)
      1. Bayer Animal Health
      2. Bayer Pharma/Bayer Healthcare AG
      3. Center for Epidemiology and Health Research Berlin
      4. Grönemeyer Institute for MicroTherapy
  7. H

    1. Hong Kong SAR China (4)
      1. Chinese University of Hong Kong
      2. School of Chinese Medicine (Hong Kong Baptist University)
      3. School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      4. The University of Hong Kong
  8. I

    1. India (3)
      1. International Centre for Genetic Engineering
      2. National Brain Research Centre Manesar
      3. National Centre for Biological Sciences
    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 (12)
      1. Biblioteca IRCCS Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani
      2. Centro di Riferimento Oncologico Aviano
      3. Sardegna Ricerche
      4. Unità Sanitaria Locale of Reggio Emilia
      5. Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre
      6. Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
      7. Università degli Studi di Cagliari
      8. Università degli Studi di Milano
      9. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
      10. Università degli Studi di Torino
      11. Università degli studi di Brescia
      12. Università degli studi di Sassari
  9. J

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

    1. Kenya (1)
      1. AMREF Kenya
  11. L

    1. Luxembourg (1)
      1. Université du Luxembourg - INSIDE
  12. M

    1. Malaysia (2)
      1. Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Perak
      2. Clinical Research Centre Malaysia
    2. Mexico (1)
      1. Universidad Anáhuac
  13. N

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

    1. Poland (1)
      1. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    2. Portugal (1)
      1. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
  15. S

    1. Singapore (1)
      1. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
    2. South Africa (2)
      1. University of Cape Town
      2. 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. Agencia Sanitaria de Costa del Sol
      2. Biblioteca CRAI Campus Catalunya de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili
      3. CSIC
      4. FIIBAP
      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 (10)
      1. EPF Lausanne
      2. European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - SS
      3. Kantonsspital Aarau
      4. Novartis Pharma AG
      5. Research and Knowledge Translation (RKT/KER/HIS)
      6. Universite de Geneve
      7. Universite de Lausanne
      8. University of Basel
      9. Universität Zürich
      10. ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  16. 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 (3)
      1. Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine
      2. Mahidol University
      3. Rangsit University
    3. Trinidad & Tobago (1)
      1. University of the West Indies
  17. U

    1. United Kingdom (24)
      1. Abertay University
      2. Brunel University London
      3. Group Research & Development Centre - British American Tobacco
      4. Lancaster University
      5. Leeds Beckett University
      6. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
      7. Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University
      8. Queen's University Belfast
      9. Sheffield Hallam University
      10. The College of Podiatry (UK)
      11. The University of Manchester (account for UKRI-funded authors)
      12. University College London
      13. University of Aberdeen
      14. University of Bath
      15. University of Birmingham
      16. University of Bristol
      17. University of Exeter
      18. University of Glasgow Library
      19. University of Greenwich - Health and Social Care
      20. University of Nottingham
      21. University of St Andrews
      22. University of Stirling
      23. University of Warwick
      24. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    2. United States (91)
      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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Library)
      9. Clemson University
      10. Colorado State University
      11. Florida International University
      12. Fogarty International Center Center for Global Health Studies
      13. George Mason University
      14. Georgia Institute of Technology
      15. Houston Methodist
      16. ISBNPA
      17. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      18. Indiana University at Bloomington
      19. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
      20. Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
      21. J Craig Venter Institute
      22. Johns Hopkins University
      23. Kaiser Permanente
      24. Kansas State University
      25. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      26. Louisiana State University
      27. Loyola University of Chicago
      28. MD Anderson Cancer Center
      29. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      30. Meharry Medical College
      31. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      32. Montana State University
      33. New England Biolabs
      34. New York College of Podiatric Medicine
      35. New York University
      36. Northeastern University
      37. Oakland University
      38. Oberlin Group of Libraries
      39. Ohio University
      40. PIH Health
      41. PSI Population Services International
      42. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      43. Princeton University
      44. Purdue University
      45. Rand Corporation
      46. Rice University
      47. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute
      48. SUNY Upstate Medical University
      49. Sage Bionetworks
      50. Samuel Merritt University
      51. Stanford University
      52. Stowers Institute for Medical Research
      53. Syracuse University
      54. Temple University
      55. Texas A&M University
      56. Texas Woman's University
      57. The Hershey Company
      58. Tufts University
      59. US Environmental Protection Agency
      60. University of Arizona
      61. University of Delaware
      62. University of Denver
      63. University of Florida
      64. University of Georgia
      65. University of Houston
      66. University of Illinois at Chicago
      67. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      68. University of Iowa
      69. University of La Verne
      70. University of Maryland, College Park
      71. University of Massachusetts Medical School
      72. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      73. University of Michigan
      74. University of Minnesota
      75. University of Missouri College of Education
      76. University of New Hampshire
      77. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      78. University of North Texas
      79. University of Notre Dame
      80. University of Oklahoma (OU Health Sciences Center | OU Norman | OU Tulsa)
      81. University of Oregon
      82. University of Pittsburgh
      83. University of Tennessee Knoxville
      84. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
      85. University of Washington
      86. Vanderbilt University
      87. Virginia Tech
      88. Washington State University
      89. Wayne State University
      90. West Virginia University
      91. Yale University
  18. V

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