IRIDA Documentation

The Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) Platform is a secure, web-based system to automatically integrate epidemiological, genomics, and other laboratory data in order to perform genomic epidemiological analysis in the context of an infectious disease outbreak.

IRIDA is an open source suite of tools that manages your next-generation sequencing data, from the sequencer through analysis.


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The IRIDA manuscript is in preparation. A preprint is available on bioRxiv:

Thomas C Matthews, Franklin R Bristow, Emma J Griffiths, Aaron Petkau, Josh Adam, Damion Dooley, Peter Kruczkiewicz, John Curatcha, Jennifer Cabral, Dan Fornika, Geoffrey L. Winsor, Melanie Courtot, Claire Bertelli, Ataollah Roudgar, Pedro Feijao, Philip Mabon, Eric Enns, Joel Thiessen, Alexander Keddy, Judith Isaac-Renton, Jennifer L. Gardy, Patrick Tang, The IRIDA Consortium, João A Carriço, Leonid Chindelevitch, Cedric Chauve, Morag R Graham, Andrew G McArthur, Eduardo N Taboada, Robert G Beiko, Fiona SL Brinkman, William WL Hsiao, Gary Van Domselaar. 2018. The Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) Platform. bioRxiv 381830; doi:

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