Autoimmune diseases share a general mechanism of auto-antigens harming tissues. Still. they are phenotypically diverse, with genetic as well as environmental factors contributing to their etiology at varying degrees. Associated genomic loci and variants have been identified in numerous genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whose results are increasingly used for polygenic scores (PGS) that are used to predict disease risk. At the same time, a technological shift from genotyping arrays to next generation sequencing (NGS) is ongoing. NGS allows the identification of virtually all - including rare - genetic variants, which in combination with methodological developments promises to improve the prediction of disease risk and elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying disease. Here we review current, publicly available autoimmune disease GWAS and PGS data based on information from the GWAS and PGS catalog, respectively. We summarize autoimmune diseases investigated, respective studies conducted and their results. Further, we review genetic data and autoimmune disease patients in the UK Biobank (UKB), the largest resource for genetic and phenotypic data available for academic research. We find that only comparably prevalent autoimmune diseases are covered by the UKB and at the same time assessed by both GWAS and PGS catalogs. These are systemic (systemic lupus erythematosus) as well as organ-specific, affecting the gastrointestinal tract (inflammatory bowel disease as well as specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), joints (juvenile ideopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), glands (Sjögren syndrome), the nervous system (multiple sclerosis), and the skin (vitiligo).