• Connecting Researchers to Resources

    The Cohort Studies page is a centralized and searchable catalog of clinical studies that can be leveraged to support research related to the universal influenza vaccine strategic initiative. These include DMID-funded and other clinical studies. Explore the catalog to identify samples of interest.
  • Refine Your Search

    The Narrow Results filters to the left of the Cohort Studies table allow you to narrow your search by age group, sample material, clinical sites, collection country, collection year, national clinical trial, and published status.
  • View Additional Information for a Specific Cohort

    The green plus icon next to each cohort allows you to view additional information such as protocol title and description, sponsor, program, investigator, collection country, and PMID.
  • Customize Your Results

    After refining your search with filters, the cohorts table allows you to sort columns by fields such as subjects enrolled, age group, sample material, and clinical sites. Abbreviations expand upon hovering.
  • Request Additional Information

    Click the information icon to the right to request additional information on a specific study.  


Sample Material Abbreviations
AEC Alveolar epithelial cells
BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage
BLO Blood
BMR Bone marrow
FEC Feces
FIB Fibroblast cells
LLF Lung lavage fluid
LUN Lungs
Sample Material Abbreviations Cont.
NAL Nasal lavage
NAS Nasal swab
NEC Nasal epithelial cells
NTS Combined nasal throat swab
OTH Other; append free text to describe
OTT Other tissue
PLS Plasma
PMC Peripheral blood mononuclear cell
Sample Material Abbreviations Cont.
RCS Rectal swab
SER Serum
SPC Soft palate cells
SPU Sputum
TEC Tracheal epithelial cells
TFT Tissue from trachea
TRS Tracheal swab
VRS Virus isolate
Age Group Abbreviations
ADL Adult (18-64 years of age)
CHI Child (0-17 years of age)
OAD Older Adult (65+ years of age)