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.
Main Areas of Focus
- To store, update, integrate, and display the following types of data and associated metadata: genome sequence and annotation, functional genomics, proteomics, metagenomics, other, “-omics,” epidemiology, surveillance, population genetics, genotype/phenotype association, antimicrobial resistance, antigenic expression, host-pathogen interactions, host response, basic and clinical
- To make available analytical resources, bioinformatics tools, workspaces and services for data analysis
- To offers bioinformatics training at the BRC sites, scientific conferences, or at the requesting institution or laboratory
- To collaborate with and support data generated by the scientific community including NIAID-funded programs such as the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR), Functional Genomics Program, Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases, and Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases Research
- To respond rapidly to new and emerging pandemic threats