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

    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. Dalhousie University
      5. McGill University
      6. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC)
      7. Ryerson University Library
      8. Simon Fraser University
      9. University of British Columbia
      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 (5)
      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. 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
  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. E

    1. Ethiopia (1)
      1. Addis Ababa University
  6. 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 (5)
      1. CIRAD
      2. INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
      3. INSERM
      4. Institut Pasteur
      5. Orphanet
  7. G

    1. Germany (37)
      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. Max Planck Society (Postpay)
      18. Robert Koch Institute
      19. Ruhr Universtaet Bochum
      20. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
      21. Staats - und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen (SuUB)
      22. Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
      23. Technische Universität Berlin
      24. Technische Universität Darmstadt
      25. Technische Universität Dresden
      26. Technische Universität München (TUM)
      27. Universitaet Konstanz
      28. Universitaet Oldenburg
      29. Universitaet Potsdam
      30. Universitaet Tuebingen
      31. Universitaet Witten/Herdecke
      32. Universitaet Wuerzburg
      33. Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
      34. Universität Osnabrück
      35. Universität Regensburg
      36. Universität Rostock
      37. Universität Stuttgart
    2. Ghana (1)
      1. University of Ghana
    3. Greece (1)
      1. University of Patras
  8. 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
  9. 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 (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 (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
  10. J

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

    1. Kenya (2)
      1. AMREF Kenya
      2. Maseno University
  12. 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
  13. M

    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 (6)
      1. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)
      2. Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
      3. Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (Prepay Membership)
      4. Universidad Anáhuac
      5. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Medicina
      6. Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud (CUCS)
    4. Morocco (1)
      1. National Institute of Oncology in Rabat
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Q

    1. Qatar (1)
      1. Qatar National Library
  17. 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 (12)
      1. Catholic University of Korea
      2. Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
      3. International Vaccine Institute (IVI)
      4. Konkuk University Hospital
      5. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      6. Korea University
      7. KyungHee University Medical Center
      8. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
      9. Seoul National University, College of Medicine
      10. Sookmyung Women's University
      11. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
      12. 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
  18. 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. Tanzania (1)
      1. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
    3. Thailand (2)
      1. Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine
      2. Mahidol University
    4. Trinidad & Tobago (1)
      1. University of the West Indies
  19. U

    1. Uganda (1)
      1. Mbarara University
    2. United Kingdom (45)
      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. NHS England (NIHR)
      14. Natural History Museum
      15. Nottingham Trent University
      16. Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University
      17. Queen's University Belfast
      18. Royal Veterinary College
      19. Sheffield Hallam University
      20. St George's University of London
      21. The College of Podiatry (UK)
      22. The University of Manchester (account for UKRI-funded authors)
      23. University College London
      24. University of Aberdeen (Wellcome funded authors)
      25. University of Bath
      26. University of Birmingham
      27. University of Birmingham (SM)
      28. University of Bristol
      29. University of Dundee
      30. University of Exeter
      31. University of Greenwich - Health and Social Care
      32. University of Huddersfield
      33. University of Leicester
      34. University of Liverpool
      35. University of Manchester
      36. University of Nottingham
      37. University of Reading
      38. University of Southampton
      39. University of St Andrews
      40. University of Stirling
      41. University of Surrey
      42. University of Sussex
      43. University of Warwick
      44. University of York
      45. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    3. United States (115)
      1. Atlanta University Center
      2. Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health
      3. Baylor University
      4. Boston College
      5. Bowling Green State University
      6. Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
      7. Brooke Army Medical Center
      8. Brown University
      9. Carnegie Mellon University
      10. Clemson University
      11. Colorado State University
      12. Columbia University
      13. Drexel University
      14. Essentia Institute of Rural Health
      15. Florida International University
      16. George Mason University
      17. George Washington University
      18. Georgia Institute of Technology
      19. Georgia State University
      20. Hershey Medical Center - Homeland Security Masters
      21. Houston Methodist
      22. ISBNPA
      23. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      24. Indiana State University
      25. Indiana University at Bloomington
      26. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
      27. Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
      28. J Craig Venter Institute
      29. Johns Hopkins University
      30. Kaiser Permanente
      31. Kansas State University
      32. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      33. Los Alamos National Laboratory
      34. Louisiana State University
      35. Loyola University of Chicago
      36. MD Anderson Cancer Center
      37. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      38. Meharry Medical College
      39. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      40. Michigan Technological University
      41. Montana State University
      42. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      43. National Library of Medicine
      44. New England Biolabs
      45. New York College of Podiatric Medicine
      46. New York University
      47. Northeastern University
      48. Northwestern University
      49. Oakland University
      50. Oberlin Group of Libraries
      51. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
      52. PIH Health
      53. PSI Population Services International
      54. Pennsylvania State University
      55. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      56. Princeton University
      57. Purdue University
      58. Rand Corporation
      59. Rice University
      60. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute
      61. SUNY Upstate Medical University
      62. Sage Bionetworks
      63. Samuel Merritt University
      64. Sanford Burnham Prebys Library
      65. Stanford University
      66. Stowers Institute for Medical Research
      67. Syracuse University
      68. Temple University
      69. Texas A&M University
      70. Texas Christian University
      71. Texas Woman's University
      72. The Hershey Company
      73. The University of Texas at El Paso
      74. Tufts University
      75. US Environmental Protection Agency
      76. University of Arizona
      77. University of California (via California Digital Library)
      78. University of Delaware
      79. University of Denver
      80. University of Detroit Mercy
      81. University of Florida
      82. University of Georgia
      83. University of Houston
      84. University of Illinois at Chicago
      85. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      86. University of Iowa
      87. University of La Verne
      88. University of Maryland, College Park
      89. University of Massachusetts Medical School
      90. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      91. University of Massachusetts at Boston
      92. University of Michigan
      93. University of Minnesota
      94. University of Missouri College of Education
      95. University of New Hampshire
      96. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      97. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      98. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      99. University of North Texas
      100. University of Notre Dame
      101. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      102. University of Oregon
      103. University of Pennsylvania
      104. University of Pittsburgh
      105. University of Southern California
      106. University of Tennessee Knoxville
      107. University of Texas at Austin
      108. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
      109. University of Washington
      110. Vanderbilt University
      111. Virginia Tech
      112. Washington State University
      113. Wayne State University
      114. West Virginia University
      115. Yale University
  20. V

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