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What is the Genomics England Research Network?

A network 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:

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

Our mission

Improve patients' lives

Increase 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.

The Research Network and its communities

Our Research Network is organised into ‘communities'. These communities consist of researchers, NHS clinical disease experts, NHS healthcare professionals and trainees that that share mutual methodological approaches and research goals. When you join, you'll be asked to join the communities that are most relevant to your work.

The Research Network

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 Research Network members (formerly GECIP members)

There are expectations of members of the Research Network 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 research community and with other communities

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

  • Contribution to training within your community where needed

  • Contribution to the ongoing management and administration of the research community where requested

  • Other activities in line with the provisions of the GECIP Rules* (*These will be updated with the Research Network Code of Conduct imminently)

Areas of focus

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