The goal of the CEIRS awards is to provide the federal government, scientists, and public health personnel, with information and public health tools and strategies needed to control and lessen the impact of epidemic influenza and the increasing threat of pandemic influenza.
NIAID CEIRS recognizes that the data and information obtained through the will be extremely valuable research resources and that the rapid sharing of these data will be essential in advancing research on influenza and developing therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.
A data release plan for each NIAID-funded Center of Excellence is required on a yearly basis, and final details must be negotiated between NIAID, the Centers of Excellence, and collaborators to assure that the influenza data releases will support the guiding principles stated below. Final approval for the data release plans will be given by NIAID.
Last Updated March 29, 2010