GCC is founded by the University of Groningen and hosted at the Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen and the Groningen Bioinformatics Center (GBIC), Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, Faculty Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen. Current external sponsors include the Netherlands Proteomics Center NPC, the Dutch cohort study LifeLines, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO/Rubicon and the European Bioinformatics Center EMBL-EBI.