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Join a global network of academics, clinicians, and students using the world's largest whole genomic dataset.

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Apply to join

  1. 1

    Check your institution is registered

  2. 2

    Choose your domain

    Browse domains
  3. 3

    Submit application form


Make sure your institution is registered

Institution not registered?

Before you can apply, your institution needs to sign our Participation Agreement. Email completed agreements to [email protected]

Download Participation Agreement (PDF)

Browse existing GECIP domains

Research Domains


Submit an application form

Join the Research Network (formerly known as GECIP)

Once you've confirmed your institution is registered and have found a domain of interest, apply using the button below.

Our guidelines

These guidelines outline the required behaviour and working practice within the data infrastructure.

What happens after you apply

We send you a username and temporary password via email. Use these to set up an account on our Research Portal. You can log in and track your application from there.

Once you have access to the data, you’ll need to submit a project proposal or join an existing project within 3 months.

  • We review your domain applications

    up to 10 working days
  • Your institution confirms your affiliation

    timeline determined by your institution
  • You complete information governance training

    online, 30-60 minutes
  • Access to the Research Environment granted

    up to 2 working days after passing information governance training


We strongly encourage researchers to contact us when considering fellowship or grant applications. We can provide you with a letter of support for your application. Grant applications that we have supported have nearly double the success ratio compared to industry standards.

Request a letter of support

Get in touch

If you have any questions or you need support with your ongoing application please email us.

[email protected]

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