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Membership list

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 (12)
      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 Newcastle (Australia)
      9. University of South Australia
      10. University of Western Australia
      11. Victoria University
      12. 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 (3)
      1. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
      2. Hospital Moinhos de Vento
      3. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  3. C

    1. Canada (17)
      1. Algoma University
      2. Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
      3. Concordia University
      4. Dalhousie University
      5. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC)
      6. Simon Fraser University
      7. University of British Columbia
      8. University of Manitoba
      9. University of Ottawa
      10. University of Saskatchewan
      11. University of Toronto
      12. University of Waterloo
      13. University of Windsor
      14. Université Laval
      15. Université de Montréal
      16. Western University
      17. York University
    2. Chile (1)
      1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
    3. China (5)
      1. Academy of Military Medical Sciences
      2. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
      3. Chinese Academy of Science
      4. National Institute of Parasitic Diseases China CDC (Prepay Membership)
      5. Shenzhen Beike BioTech
    4. Colombia (1)
      1. Universidad de los Andes-Uniandes
    5. Cyprus (1)
      1. Cyprus Academic Library Consortium (CALC)
    6. Czechia (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. F

    1. Finland (5)
      1. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
      2. Tampere University Foundation (Tampere University) together with Tampere University Hospital and Tampere University of Applied Sciences
      3. University of Helsinki
      4. University of Jyvaskyla
      5. University of Oulu
    2. France (5)
      1. @qua-Smart ICT for Water
      2. CIRAD
      3. INSERM
      4. Institut Pasteur
      5. Orphanet
  6. G

    1. Germany (4)
      1. Bayer Animal Health
      2. Bayer Pharma/Bayer Healthcare AG
      3. Center for Epidemiology and Health Research Berlin
      4. Grönemeyer Institute for MicroTherapy
  7. 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
  8. I

    1. India (3)
      1. International Centre for Genetic Engineering
      2. National Brain Research Centre Manesar
      3. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
    2. Indonesia (1)
      1. 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 (13)
      1. AZIENDA USL di Ferrara BIBLIOTECA INTERAZIENDALE
      2. Biblioteca IRCCS Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani
      3. Centro di Riferimento Oncologico Aviano
      4. Sardegna Ricerche
      5. Unità Sanitaria Locale of Reggio Emilia
      6. Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre
      7. Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
      8. Università degli Studi di Cagliari
      9. Università degli Studi di Milano
      10. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
      11. Università degli Studi di Torino
      12. Università degli studi di Brescia
      13. Università degli studi di Sassari
  9. J

    1. Japan (3)
      1. Nagoya University
      2. Toho University
      3. Tokyo Women's Medical University
  10. L

    1. Lebanon (1)
      1. American University of Beirut
    2. Luxembourg (1)
      1. Université du Luxembourg - INSIDE
  11. M

    1. Malaysia (3)
      1. Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Perak
      2. Clinical Research Centre Malaysia
      3. International Medical University Malaysia
    2. Mexico (1)
      1. Universidad Anáhuac
  12. N

    1. Netherlands (10)
      1. Erasmus MC
      2. Maastricht University
      3. NIVEL - The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
      4. Radboud University Nijmegen
      5. University of Amsterdam
      6. University of Groningen/UMCG
      7. University of Twente
      8. University of Utrecht
      9. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
      10. 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
  13. P

    1. Palestinian Territories (1)
      1. AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY
    2. Poland (1)
      1. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    3. Portugal (1)
      1. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
  14. S

    1. Singapore (1)
      1. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
    2. South Africa (2)
      1. University of Cape Town
      2. 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 (13)
      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. FIIBAP
      6. Fundación Vasca de Innovación e Investigación Sanitaria (BIOEF)
      7. IDIAP Jordi Gol
      8. Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
      9. Tecnalia
      10. Universidad Publica de Navarra
      11. Universidad de Cadiz
      12. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
      13. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    5. Switzerland (11)
      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. Universite de Geneve
      8. Universite de Lausanne
      9. University of Basel
      10. Universität Zürich
      11. ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  15. 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. Thailand (3)
      1. Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine
      2. Mahidol University
      3. Rangsit University
    3. Trinidad & Tobago (1)
      1. University of the West Indies
  16. U

    1. United Kingdom (27)
      1. Abertay University
      2. Aston University
      3. Brunel University London
      4. Cardiff University
      5. Group Research & Development Centre - British American Tobacco
      6. Lancaster University
      7. Leeds Beckett University
      8. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
      9. Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University
      10. Queen's University Belfast
      11. Sheffield Hallam University
      12. The College of Podiatry (UK)
      13. The University of Manchester (account for UKRI-funded authors)
      14. University College London
      15. University of Aberdeen (Wellcome funded authors)
      16. University of Bath
      17. University of Birmingham
      18. University of Bristol
      19. University of Exeter
      20. University of Glasgow Library
      21. University of Greenwich - Health and Social Care
      22. University of Nottingham
      23. University of Reading
      24. University of St Andrews
      25. University of Stirling
      26. University of Warwick
      27. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    2. United States (98)
      1. Atlanta University Center
      2. Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health
      3. Baylor University
      4. Boston College
      5. Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
      6. Brooke Army Medical Center
      7. Brown University
      8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Library)
      9. Clemson University
      10. Colorado State University
      11. Florida International University
      12. George Mason University
      13. Georgia Institute of Technology
      14. Georgia State University
      15. Houston Methodist
      16. ISBNPA
      17. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      18. Indiana University at Bloomington
      19. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
      20. Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
      21. J Craig Venter Institute
      22. Johns Hopkins University
      23. Kaiser Permanente
      24. Kansas State University
      25. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      26. Los Alamos National Laboratory
      27. Louisiana State University
      28. Loyola University of Chicago
      29. MD Anderson Cancer Center
      30. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      31. Meharry Medical College
      32. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      33. Montana State University
      34. National Library of Medicine
      35. New England Biolabs
      36. New York College of Podiatric Medicine
      37. New York University
      38. Northeastern University
      39. Oakland University
      40. Oberlin Group of Libraries
      41. Ohio University
      42. PIH Health
      43. PSI Population Services International
      44. Pennsylvania State University
      45. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      46. Princeton University
      47. Purdue University
      48. Rand Corporation
      49. Rice University
      50. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute
      51. SUNY Upstate Medical University
      52. Sage Bionetworks
      53. Samuel Merritt University
      54. Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
      55. Stanford University
      56. Stowers Institute for Medical Research
      57. Syracuse University
      58. Temple University
      59. Texas A&M University
      60. Texas Woman's University
      61. The Hershey Company
      62. Tufts University
      63. US Environmental Protection Agency
      64. University of Arizona
      65. University of California (via California Digital Library)
      66. University of Delaware
      67. University of Denver
      68. University of Florida
      69. University of Georgia
      70. University of Houston
      71. University of Illinois at Chicago
      72. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      73. University of Iowa
      74. University of La Verne
      75. University of Maryland, College Park
      76. University of Massachusetts Medical School
      77. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      78. University of Michigan
      79. University of Minnesota
      80. University of Missouri College of Education
      81. University of New Hampshire
      82. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      83. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      84. University of North Texas
      85. University of Notre Dame
      86. University of Oklahoma (OU Health Sciences Center | OU Norman | OU Tulsa)
      87. University of Oregon
      88. University of Pittsburgh
      89. University of Southern California
      90. University of Tennessee Knoxville
      91. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
      92. University of Washington
      93. Vanderbilt University
      94. Virginia Tech
      95. Washington State University
      96. Wayne State University
      97. West Virginia University
      98. Yale University
  17. V

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