Utah Resource for Genetic & Epidemiologic Research


The Utah Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE) was established by Executive Order of the Governor of Utah on July 14, 1982, as a “data resource for the collection, storage, study, and dissemination of medical and related information” for “the purpose of reducing morbidity or mortality, or for the purpose of evaluating and improving the quality of hospital and medical care.”

RGE governs access to the Utah Population Database (UPDB), which includes family history records, vital records, cancer registry records, driver license records, and others. These records are linked together to form multi-generational pedigrees as well as longitudinal person-level data. 

Limited access to aggregate data in UPDB for research preparation is available through the UPDB Limited Query Tool, which was developed by the Pedigree and Population Resource and the Research Informatics Resource at Huntsman Cancer Institute.