Welcome to the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).

The SSGAC is a cooperative enterprise among medical researchers and social scientists that coordinates genetic association studies for social science outcomes and provides a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas. The SSGAC also tries to promote the collection of harmonized and well-measured phenotypes.

Current Initiatives

The SSGAC is currently conducting:

  • Large-scale GWAS meta-analysis of educational attainment (EA4)

  • Within-family GWAS of multiple phenotypes

  • Ongoing updates of the Polygenic Index Repository


Please contact us if you are interested in joining these initiatives.

SSGAC in the News

To locate and download summary data from past studies of the SSGAC, click the link below.