A genomic data mining platform aimed at accelerating discoveries for musculoskeletal traits and diseases

About the Portal

The Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal enables browsing, searching, and analysis of human genetic and genomic information linked to musculoskeletal traits and diseases, while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the underlying data.

28 datasets, 58 traits


Knowledge Portal Network

The Knowledge Portal Network is an infrastructure that integrates, interprets, and presents human genetic data to spark insights into complex diseases.

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Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal

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Please use the following citation when referring to data accessed via this portal: Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal. Year Month Date of access; URL of page you are citing. Also cite any paper(s) in which the data were published.

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Kiel, D.P., et al. The Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal: Making Omics Data Useful to the Broader Scientific Community. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Sep;35(9):1626-1633.

Rivadeneira F, Westendorf JJ. Bringing Genomic Discoveries to the Clinic: Integrating Omic Data Into the Musculoskeletal Field Through International Teamwork and Collaboration. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Sep;35(9):1623-1625.

About the project

The Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal (MSK-KP) is being developed by a team of scientists and software engineers at the Broad Institute in collaboration with the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS).

We welcome the involvement of interested researchers. Contact us to learn more about contributing data or collaborating with us on analyses, methods, or tool development.

The MSK-KP is a collaboration among the following organizations, which also provide funding and/or governance: