Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases

The two NIAID-funded Bioinformatics Resource Centers provide data-driven, production-level, sustainable computational platforms to enable sharing and access to data, portable computational tools, and standards that support interoperability for the infectious diseases research community. 

Main Areas of Focus

  • To make available analytical resources, bioinformatics tools, workspaces and services for data analysis
  • 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 offers bioinformatics training at the BRC sites, scientific conferences, or at the requesting institution or laboratory
  • To respond rapidly to new and emerging pandemic threats by making relevant data and analysis tools easily accessible

Eligibility Criteria

Available for open-access public use.

Prioritization and Approval Process

There are no access requirements.

Research Network Affiliation

Location

Contracts for the Bioinformatics Resource Centers were awarded to the University of Pennsylvania (VEuPathDB.org) and the University of Chicago (Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center).

Contact Information

Ishwar Chandramouliswaran