The Legacy of CEIRS
Due to the ever-present threat of an influenza pandemic, the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) program was established to support the research agenda of the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan. Through this program, NIAID enabled domestic and international influenza surveillance activities, and research in several high priority areas. The overall goal of the CEIRS Network was to provide the information and public health tools needed to control the impact of epidemic influenza and the threat of pandemic influenza. The history and contributions of the CEIRS Network include a wide range of activities and outputs that informed and enabled future research and preparedness efforts. The CEIRS program ended in 2021 and the legacy information here is archived for historical purposes. CEIRS was succeeded by CEIRR, please click here to learn more.
CEIRS program history and accomplishments are illustrated in thematic infographics below. The Infographics detail the history of the program, the research that was conducted, and where the data generated was deposited. Each infographic describes notable aspects of what the CEIRS Network was. The information presented on these Infographics spans the lifetime of the CEIRS program, from 2007 – 2021.