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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.

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    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
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    1. Belgium (1)

      1. Ghent University
    2. Brazil (7)

      1. Associação Brasileira de Bioinformática e Biologia Computacional (AB3C)
      2. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
      3. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)
      4. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
      5. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
      6. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
      7. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
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    1. Cameroon (1)

      1. University of Buea
    2. Canada (19)

      1. Algoma University
      2. Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
      3. Concordia University
      4. McGill University
      5. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC)
      6. Ryerson University Library
      7. Simon Fraser University
      8. University of British Columbia
      9. University of Calgary
      10. University of Manitoba
      11. University of Ottawa
      12. University of Saskatchewan
      13. University of Toronto
      14. University of Waterloo
      15. University of Windsor
      16. Université Laval
      17. Université de Montréal
      18. Université de Sherbrooke
      19. Western University
    3. Central African Republic (1)

      1. Institut Pasteur de Bangui
    4. Chile (1)

      1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
    5. China (7)

      1. Academy of Military Medical Sciences
      2. China Agricultural University
      3. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
      4. National Institute of Parasitic Diseases China CDC (Prepay Membership)
      5. Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine
      6. Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University
      7. Shenzhen Beike BioTech
    6. Colombia (2)

      1. Universidad de los Andes-Uniandes
      2. Universidad del Rosario
    7. Cyprus (1)

      1. Cyprus Academic Library Consortium (CALC)
    8. Czech Republic (2)

      1. Biology Centre ASCR
      2. Brno University of Technology
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    1. Denmark (4)

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

      1. Addis Ababa University
  6. F

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    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 (5)

      1. CIRAD
      2. INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
      3. INSERM
      4. Institut Pasteur
      5. Orphanet
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    1. Germany (38)

      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. EUGT e.V. (Europäische Forschungsvereinigung für Umwelt und Gesundheit im Transportsektor e.V.)
      7. European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL
      8. Goettingen Universitaet
      9. Grönemeyer Institute for MicroTherapy
      10. Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
      11. Helmholtz Consortium
      12. Institut fuer Qualitaet und Wirtschaftli im Gesundheitswesen
      13. Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
      14. Leibniz Consortium
      15. Leibniz Institute on Aging Fritz-Lipmann Institute (FLI)
      16. Leipzig University
      17. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
      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 Erlangen-Nürnberg
      35. Universität Osnabrück
      36. Universität Regensburg
      37. Universität Rostock
      38. Universität Stuttgart
    2. Ghana (1)

      1. University of Ghana
    3. Greece (1)

      1. University of Patras
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    1. Hong Kong (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
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    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 (2)

      1. National Institute of Health Research and Development Indonesia (NIHRD)
      2. 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 (16)

      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. Telethon - Italy
      8. Unità Sanitaria Locale of Reggio Emilia
      9. Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre
      10. Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
      11. Università degli Studi di Cagliari
      12. Università degli Studi di Milano
      13. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
      14. Università degli Studi di Torino
      15. Università degli studi di Brescia
      16. Università degli studi di Sassari
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    1. Japan (3)

      1. Nagoya University
      2. Toho University
      3. Tokyo Women's Medical University
  11. K

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    1. Kenya (2)

      1. AMREF Kenya
      2. Maseno University
  12. L

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    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
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    1. Madagascar (1)

      1. Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
    2. Malaysia (4)

      1. Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Perak
      2. Clinical Research Centre Malaysia
      3. International Medical University Malaysia
      4. University Malaysia Sarawak
    3. Mexico (8)

      1. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)
      2. Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
      3. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS)
      4. Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP)
      5. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
      6. Universidad Anáhuac
      7. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Medicina
      8. Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud (CUCS)
    4. Morocco (1)

      1. National Institute of Oncology in Rabat
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    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 UR
    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
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    1. Philippines (1)

      1. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
    2. Poland (2)

      1. International Hereditary Cancer Center (Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice)
      2. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    3. Portugal (2)

      1. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
      2. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Global Health and Tropical Medicine
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    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. Sri Lanka (4)

      1. Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
      2. University of Colombo 
      3. University of Jaffna
      4. University of Kelaniya
    6. Sweden (7)

      1. Chalmers University of Technology
      2. Lund University
      3. Royal Institute of Technology
      4. Stockholm University
      5. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
      6. University of Gothenburg
      7. Uppsala University
    7. 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 Lausanne
      9. University of Basel
      10. University of Bern
      11. University of Fribourg
      12. Universität Zürich
      13. ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
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    1. Taiwan (10)

      1. Academia Sinica - Division of Life Sciences
      2. Academia Sinica - Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
      3. Chang Gung University
      4. Chang Gung University of Science and Technology (CGUST)
      5. National Cheng Kung University
      6. National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)
      7. National Taiwan Normal University
      8. National Taiwan University
      9. National Tsing Hua University
      10. Taipei Medical University
    2. Tanzania (1)

      1. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
    3. Thailand (2)

      1. Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine
      2. Mahidol University
    4. Trinidad and Tobago (1)

      1. University of the West Indies
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    1. Uganda (1)

      1. Mbarara University
    2. United Kingdom (47)

      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. Imperial College London
      8. King's College London
      9. Kingston University
      10. Lancaster University
      11. Leeds Beckett University
      12. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
      13. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
      14. NHS England (NIHR)
      15. Norwich BioScience Institutes
      16. Nottingham Trent University
      17. Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University
      18. Queen's University Belfast
      19. Royal Veterinary College
      20. Sheffield Hallam University
      21. Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (SRHSB)
      22. St George's University of London
      23. The College of Podiatry (UK)
      24. University College London
      25. University of Aberdeen (Wellcome funded authors)
      26. University of Bath
      27. University of Birmingham
      28. University of Birmingham (SM)
      29. University of Bristol
      30. University of Cambridge
      31. University of Dundee
      32. University of Exeter
      33. University of Greenwich - Health and Social Care
      34. University of Huddersfield
      35. University of Leicester
      36. University of Liverpool
      37. University of Manchester
      38. University of Nottingham
      39. University of Reading
      40. University of Southampton
      41. University of St Andrews
      42. University of Stirling
      43. University of Surrey
      44. University of Sussex
      45. University of Warwick
      46. University of York
      47. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    3. United States (127)

      1. Atlanta University Center
      2. Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health
      3. Baylor University
      4. Boston College
      5. Bowdoin College
      6. Bowling Green State University
      7. Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
      8. Brooke Army Medical Center
      9. Carnegie Mellon University
      10. Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
      11. Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
      12. Clemson University
      13. Colorado State University
      14. Columbia University
      15. Creighton University
      16. Drexel University
      17. East Carolina University
      18. Essentia Institute of Rural Health
      19. Florida International University
      20. George Mason University
      21. George Washington University
      22. Georgetown University Medical Center
      23. Georgia Institute of Technology
      24. Georgia State University
      25. Hershey Medical Center - Homeland Security Masters
      26. Houston Methodist
      27. ISBNPA
      28. Indiana State University
      29. Indiana University at Bloomington
      30. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
      31. Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
      32. Iowa State University
      33. J Craig Venter Institute
      34. Johns Hopkins University
      35. Kansas State University
      36. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      37. Los Alamos National Laboratory
      38. Louisiana State University
      39. Loyola University of Chicago
      40. MD Anderson Cancer Center
      41. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      42. Meharry Medical College
      43. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      44. Michigan Technological University
      45. Montana State University
      46. Mount Holyoke College
      47. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      48. National Library of Medicine
      49. New England Biolabs
      50. New York College of Podiatric Medicine
      51. New York University
      52. Northeastern University
      53. Northwestern University
      54. Oakland University
      55. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
      56. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
      57. PIH Health
      58. PSI Population Services International
      59. Pennsylvania State University
      60. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      61. Princeton University
      62. Purdue University
      63. Rand Corporation
      64. Rice University
      65. Roswell Park Cancer Institute
      66. SUNY Upstate Medical University
      67. Sage Bionetworks
      68. Samuel Merritt University
      69. Sanford Burnham Prebys Library
      70. Stanford University
      71. Stowers Institute for Medical Research
      72. Syracuse University
      73. Temple University
      74. Texas A&M University
      75. Texas Christian University
      76. Texas Woman's University
      77. The Hershey Company
      78. The Oberlin Group of Libraries
      79. The University of Texas at El Paso
      80. Tufts University
      81. UNTHSC Osteopathic Research Center
      82. US Environmental Protection Agency
      83. University at Buffalo (SUNY)
      84. University of Arizona
      85. University of California (via California Digital Library)
      86. University of Delaware
      87. University of Denver
      88. University of Detroit Mercy
      89. University of Florida
      90. University of Georgia
      91. University of Houston
      92. University of Illinois at Chicago
      93. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      94. University of Iowa
      95. University of La Verne
      96. University of Maryland, College Park
      97. University of Massachusetts Medical School
      98. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      99. University of Massachusetts at Boston
      100. University of Michigan
      101. University of Minnesota
      102. University of Missouri College of Education
      103. University of New Hampshire
      104. University of North Carolina Greensboro
      105. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      106. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      107. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      108. University of North Texas
      109. University of Notre Dame
      110. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      111. University of Oregon
      112. University of Pennsylvania
      113. University of Pittsburgh
      114. University of Southern California
      115. University of Tennessee Knoxville
      116. University of Texas at Arlington
      117. University of Texas at Austin
      118. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
      119. University of Vermont
      120. University of Washington
      121. Vanderbilt University
      122. Virginia Tech
      123. Washington State University
      124. Wayne State University
      125. West Virginia University
      126. Western Michigan University
      127. Yale University
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    1. Venezuela (1)

      1. Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas - IVIC