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CEPH/UGRP Resources for Researchers


The Utah Centre d′Etudes du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH) families are 47 three-generation pedigrees who were instrumental to three phases of genetic studies, the 2nd and 3rd phases led by the University of Utah.

  • 1st phase - Mapping the genome with the Human Genome Project as well as developing the haplotype map with the International HapMap Project
  • 2nd phase - Collection of phenotype data from CEPH families to better understand traits under the Utah Genetic Reference Project (UGRP)
  • 3rd phase - Will extend this research by engaging the 4th generation of Utah CEPH/UGRP families

How to Use

These data have proven to be a rich and in-depth source of information for understanding traits and human genetic variation. Below, find downloadable documents for researchers interested in working with datasets from the Utah CEPH/UGRP families.

  1. How to apply to obtain Utah CEPH families data
  2. CEPH/UGRP data descriptions
  3. Utah Genetic Reference Project Data Use Agreement

Opportunity of Interest

The Utah Genome Project (PI: Dr. Deb Neklason) has an exciting collaboration with the Behavioral Stories for Health Study (PI: Drs. Christopher Gregg and Hilary Coon). Behavioral Stories for Health Study (BSHS) will ask you to participate in a series of short (5-10 min) interviews on your smartphone or computer. This study is a large, innovative effort to help understand and improve the mental and behavioral healthcare system for others in the future. - including proper diagnosis, improved treatment and better outcomes for patients. Please click the link to look over the consent form for this study. Please contact the Utah Genome Project team for details on participating at 801-587-0803.

Contact Us

Elisa Santori

Elisa (Elle) Santori, BSc, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Phone: 801.581.6061