The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) program is an integrated network of centers designed to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers that perform surveillance related research integrated with research on host immune response, viral pathogenesis, and the factors that control the emergence and transmission of influenza viruses. The overall goal of the CEIRS network is to provide the information and public health tools needed to control the impact of epidemic influenza and the threat of pandemic influenza.
The CEIRS Network
A Program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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.
Animal Flu Surveillance
The 2nd Annual CEIRS Surveillance Meeting took place in October 2015 at the Broad Institute. Researchers from the five CEIRS Centers gathered to discuss current influenza surveillance activities and ways to strengthen surveillance collaborations across the CEIRS network.
Connecting CEIRS Science to the Public
The recently updated CEIRS Reagent Repository page now allows influenza researchers to request reagents from CEIRS investigators. Over 900 CEIRS-generated plasmids, proteins, antibodies, virus isolates, and reverse genetic viruses are available through the searchable and filterable Reagent Repository.