Background

The goal of the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) 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 CEIRS recognizes that the data and information obtained through the Centers 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 DPCC is to deposit data on behalf of CEIRS to public databases. These include: Influenza Research Database (IRD) and NCBI GenBank.

Data Standards

The CEIRS Data Standards were inspired from the work performed by the IRD team and driven by both the scientific and data management requirements of the CEIRS investigators and Data Managers. The CEIRS Data Standards are used for all data submissions to the DPCC but are made generally available to anyone who finds them useful to adopt and extend. The DPCC 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 CEIRS-only DPCC Portal.

Surveillance
Submission Type Standard Reference Submission Template
Animal Surveillance Animal Surveillance Reference v2.1 (PDF)
Animal Surveillance Reference v2.1 (XLS)
Animal Surveillance Template v2.1 (CSV)
Human Surveillance Human Surveillance Reference v2.3 (PDF)
Human Surveillance Reference v2.3 (XLS)
Human Surveillance Template v2.3 (CSV)
Derived Analysis
Submission Type Standard Reference Submission Template
Serological Data Serological Data Reference v2.1 (PDF)
Serological Data Reference v2.1 (XLS)
Serological Data Template v2.1 (CSV)
Viral Isolate Data Viral Isolate Data Reference v2.1 (PDF)
Viral Isolate Data Reference v2.1 (XLS)
Viral Isolate Data Template v2.1 (CSV)
Sequence Data Sequence Submission Metadata Reference v2.1 (PDF)
Sequence Submission Metadata Reference v2.1 (XLS)
Sequence Submission FASTA Reference v2.1 (PDF)
Sequence Submission FASTA Reference v2.1 (XLS)
Sequence Submission Template v2.1 (ZIP)
Sequencing Request Sequencing Request v1.1 (PDF)
Sequencing Request v1.1 (XLS)
Sequencing Request v1.1 (CSV)
Sequencing Results: Consensus Sequence Sequencing Results: Consensus Sequence Reference v1.0 (PDF)
Sequencing Results: Consensus Sequence Reference v1.0 (XLS)
Sequencing Results: Consensus Sequence Template v1.0 (CSV)
SRA Run SRA Run Data Reference v1.1 (PDF)
SRA Run Data Reference v1.1 (XLS)
SRA Run Data Template v1.1 (ZIP)
SRA Analysis SRA Analysis Data Reference v1.1 (PDF)
SRA Analysis Data Reference v1.1 (XLS)
SRA Analysis Data Template v1.1 (ZIP)
Subject Inclusion Subject Inclusion Reference v1.0 (PDF)
Subject Inclusion Reference v1.0 (XLS)
Subject Inclusion Template v1.0 (CSV)
Reagents
Submission Type Standard Reference Submission Template
Antibody Reagent Antibody Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (PDF)
Antibody Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (XLS)
Antibody Reagent Data Template v1.2 (CSV)
Cell Reagent Cell Reagent Data Reference v1.0 (PDF)
Cell Reagent Data Reference v1.0 (XLS)
Cell Reagent Data Template v1.0 (CSV)
Commercial Reagent Commercial Reagent Data Reference v1.0 (PDF)
Commercial Reagent Data Reference v1.0 (XLS)
Commercial Reagent Data Template v1.0 (CSV)
Ferret Tissue Reagent Ferret Tissue Reagent Data Reference v1.1 (PDF)
Ferret Tissue Reagent Data Reference v1.1 (XLS)
Ferret Tissue Reagent Data Template v1.1 (CSV)
Plasmid Reagent Plasmid Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (PDF)
Plasmid Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (XLS)
Plasmid Reagent Data Template v1.2 (CSV)
Protein Reagent Protein Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (PDF)
Protein Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (XLS)
Protein Reagent Data Template v1.2 (CSV)
Virus Reagent Virus Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (PDF)
Virus Reagent Data Reference v1.2 (XLS)
Virus Reagent Data Template v1.2 (CSV)
Cohort Studies
Submission Type Standard Reference Submission Template
Cohort Study Cohort Study Reference v1.0 (PDF)
Cohort Study Reference v1.0 (XLS)
Cohort Study Template v1.0 (CSV)
Project Registration
Submission Type Standard Reference Submission Template
BioProject Registration BioProject Registration Reference v1.2 (PDF)
BioProject Registration Reference v1.2 (XLS)
BioProject Registration Template v1.2 (CSV)
Data Dictionaries
Type  
DPCC Data Dictionary DPCC Data Dictionary v1.3 (PDF)
DPCC Data Dictionary v1.3 (XLS)
DPCC Species Dictionary DPCC Species Dictionary v1.22 (PDF)
DPCC Species Dictionary v1.22 (XLS)
DPCC Country Codes DPCC Country Codes v1.1 (PDF)
DPCC Country Codes v1.1 (XLS)
DPCC Allowed Characters DPCC Allowed Characters v1.1 (PDF)
DPCC Allowed Characters v1.1 (XLS)