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Academic research community (GECIP)

Academics, clinicians, and students worldwide can join our research community, the Genomics England Clinical Interpretations Partnership (GECIP, for short).

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What is the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GECIP)?

A community of approved researchers with access to the Genomics England Research Environment. This secure workspace provides a place to carry out research on de-identified datasets in the National Genomics Research Library, gaining novel disease and patient-related insights.

The aim is to enable scientific discovery and accelerate its translation into patient care.

Find out how to join

Who can join GECIP:

  • Academic researchers (worldwide)
  • Clinicians (worldwide)
  • Students and post-doctoral researchers within relevant areas of study (worldwide)
  • Charities and governmental departments that carry out significant research
Researchers from biotech startups to large pharmaceuticals can also partner with us
Learn more about the Research Environment

GECIP's mission

Improve patients' lives

Increasing the medical impact on patients by advancing secure, shared access to relevant genomic data between researchers and clinicians.

Scientific discovery

Support researchers using our data for basic science, target discovery, predictive modelling and translational research for clinical trials, as well as oversee data access and security.

Collaborative community

We encourage academics to work together to solve fundamental problems that matter to patients, and also aim to foster commercial and academic collaboration.

GECIP and its domains

GECIP is organised into ‘domains’. These domains are groups of researchers, NHS clinical disease experts, NHS healthcare professionals and trainees that align to different rare diseases and cancers. There are also cross-cutting domains that carry out research across multiple areas.

See the list of domains

Our research community

Researchers and clinicians, from both academia and the NHS, are working together to continually analyse data from the Genomics England datasets with the aim of creating better clinical understanding and better patient outcomes.






Academic research projects



Expectations of GECIP members

There are expectations of members of the GECIP research community that go beyond data access and analysis. These include:

  • Contribution to the knowledge base for genome interpretation (for example via PanelApp)

  • Active and effective collaboration within your GECIP domain and with other GECIP domains

  • Expert assistance in genome interpretation to improve diagnostic yield for NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs)

  • Contribution to training within your domain where needed

  • Contribution to the ongoing management and administration of the GECIP domain where requested

  • When a proposed research plan overlaps with projects that are already part of the domain’s detailed research plan, we would expect new GECIP members to collaborate with those already undertaking the analysis

  • Other activities in line with the provisions of the GECIP Rules

Areas of focus

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