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Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs)

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What services are provided?

The Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases program was initiated in 2004 with the main objective of collecting, archiving, updating and integrating a variety of research data and providing such information through user friendly interfaces and computational analysis tools to be made freely available to the scientific community. The BRC program consists of four centers, each specializing in a different group of pathogens. Pathogens examined by the BRCs include, but are not limited to, those in the NIAID list of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, which includes NIAID Category A-C priority pathogens. The four BRCs specialize in the following groups of pathogens:

  • All bacterial species
  • All viral families including influenza virus
  • All eukaryotic pathogen species including fungi
  • Invertebrate vectors of human pathogens
Each Center

Where are services provided?

The four Bioinformatics Resource Centers provide data, tools and services related to the above-mentioned groups of pathogens, which can be accessed through publicly available sites including:


Data, bioinformatics tools and services provided by the BRCs are freely and publicly available to the scientific community through user-friendly web interfaces. The BRCs provide documents, online tutorials, and user support and training to facilitate the navigation of the website, submission of data and metadata, and utilization of the data analysis tools.

Bioinformatics training opportunities are available to the scientific community at no cost upon request to the BRCs.

The experimental data and information generated by the Driving Biological Projects is accessible to the broad scientific community through the individual BRCs. Such information is expected to support or improve the annotation of pathogen genomes, proteomes and metabolomes.

Data Release

Information and Related Resources


Last Updated July 27, 2015