The goal of the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR) awards is to provide the federal government, scientists, and public health personnel with information and public health tools and strategies needed to control and lessen the impact of epidemic influenza and the increasing threat of pandemic influenza. Additional information about NIAID’s guiding principles of data sharing can be found here.

NIAID recognizes that the data and information obtained through the CEIRR Program will be extremely valuable research resources and that the rapid sharing of these data will be essential in advancing research on influenza and developing therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics. One of the major roles of the iDPCC is to deposit data on behalf of CEIRR to public databases. These include: Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC), NCBI GenBank, and NCBI SRA.

Data Standards

The CEIRR Data Standards represent the evolution of the CEIRR Program and the culmination of efforts under the previous CEIRS Programs. Inspired from the work performed by the IRD team, their development was driven by both the scientific and data management requirements CEIRS investigators and Data Managers. The CEIRR Data Standards are used for all data submissions to the iDPCC but are made generally available to anyone who finds them useful to adopt and extend. The iDPCC team is available to assist in your adoption of the standards and to develop mutually beneficial extensions to the standards. The standards are provided as both Standard References and as Submission Templates. The Data Standard References (in either PDF or Excel formats) include a detailed description of allowable text and formats, along with examples. The Data Submission Templates are used by investigators and Data Managers to submit data through the CEIRR-only iDPCC Portal.

Submission TypeStandard ReferenceSubmission Template
Animal Surveillance
Human Surveillance
Human Surveillance-Southern Hemisphere

(This template is specific to the cross-CEIRS SARS-CoV-2 natural history study)

Derived Analysis
Submission TypeStandard ReferenceSubmission Template
Serological Data
Viral Isolate Data
Sequence Data
SRA Analysis
Subject Inclusion
Submission TypeStandard ReferenceSubmission Template
Antibody Reagent
Cell Reagent
Ferret Tissue Reagent
Plasmid Reagent
Protein Reagent
Virus Reagent
Cohort Studies
Submission TypeStandard ReferenceSubmission Template
Cohort Study
Project Registration
Submission TypeStandard ReferenceSubmission Template
BioProject Registration
Data Dictionaries
iDPCC Data Dictionary
iDPCC Species Dictionary
iDPCC Country Codes
iDPCC Allowed Characters