Explore our curated collection of resources including top publication outlets for ELSI scholars, Centers of Excellence in ELSI Research, ELSI databases and research centers, genome research consortia, statutes and legislation related to genomics, and bioethics resources.

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The Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics was established in 2016 with support from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Fellowship in ELSI Research, overseen by Mildred Cho, Ph.D., Fellowship Program Director, is to create independent scholars who can conduct rigorous ELSI research.

  • T32
  • ELSI training program
  • training grant
  • postdoctoral training
  • NHGRI
  • ELSI fellows
  • Stanford University
  • CIRGE
  • Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
  • SCBE

The University of Michigan Training Program in ELSI Research, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Rackham Graduate School, and the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, seeks to prepare the next generation of ELSI scholars for success as innovative, impactful investigators. J. Scott Roberts, Ph.D., is the Program Director of the University of Michigan ELSI Research Training Program.

  • T32
  • ELSI training program
  • training grant
  • postdoctoral training
  • NHGRI
  • ELSI fellows
  • University of Michigan

The Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics is supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute. Under the direction of Steven Joffe, M.D., M.P.H. and Pamela Sankar, Ph.D., Associate Director, the program prepares young scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research.

  • T32
  • ELSI training program
  • training grant
  • postdoctoral training
  • NHGRI
  • Department of Medical Ethics
  • Health Policy
  • ELSI fellows
  • University of Pennsylvania

Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers of UCEER (GURU) is an NIH-funded program designed to give undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah who identify as having a disability the opportunity to join a research team focused on the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genomic science and genomic medicine.

  • undergraduate research
  • graduate research
  • disability
  • ELSI mentorship
  • GURU
  • UCEER
  • University of Utah

The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, headed by Director, Alexandra E. Shields, Ph.D., is a joint research center between Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital that conducts studies at the intersection of genomics, epidemiology, and health disparities research, with a specific focus on the diseases prevalent in populations currently underserved in the healthcare system.

  • Race
  • identity
  • ancestry
  • Ethnicity
  • tribe
  • geographic
  • classifications

Charmaine Royal is Director of the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) at the Social Science Research Institute, Duke University. GRID brings together collaborators and partners to explore issues at the intersection of genetics and race and other descent-related identities such as ancestry, ethnicity, tribe, and geographic and national classifications.

  • Race
  • identity
  • ancestry
  • Ethnicity
  • tribe
  • geographic
  • classifications

The UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, directed by Hannah Landecker, Ph.D., incorporates scientists fully in the process of understanding ethical, legal, and societal impacts of the applications of their genetic and genomic research and is committed to public outreach and education at the interface of society and genetics.

  • societal impact
  • Genetic Research
  • genomic research
  • biotechnology
  • UCLA
  • scientists
  • Hannah Landecker

The Institute for Public Health Genetics (IPHG), directed by Bruce Weir, Ph.D., offers research and training programs that provide the context for discoveries surrounding the impact of genetic and environmental factors on human and population health.

  • public health genetics
  • IPHG
  • Bruce Weir
  • population health
  • genetic factors
  • University of Washington
  • Public Health

The Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, directed by Toby Citrin, J.D. and co-directed by Sharon Kardia, Ph.D., promotes the integration of genomic discoveries into public health practice with emphasis on the ethical, legal, and social issues associated with the application of genomics and public health and the importance of engaging the community at large in the development and implementation of public health genetics programs.

  • Toby Citrin
  • University of Michigan
  • Sharon Kardia
  • Public Health
  • Health Disparities
  • genetics programs

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, headed by Director, Amy Lynn McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., hosts an ELSI Genomics Research program that explores ELSI issues in biobanking, the clinical integration of whole genome and exome sequencing, and genome and human microbiome research, and identifies existing laws and guidelines that may be applicable to genomic research and medicine to discern where gaps in regulations and policies have arisen or may occur.

  • Baylor College
  • medical ethics
  • Health Policy
  • Amy Lynn McGuire
  • Biomedical Research
  • Healthcare