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


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

Contact Information

Ishwar Chandramouliswaran