Welcome to the Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB). The IEDB is a groundbreaking project being created by scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) with support from the National Insitute of Allery and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Once released in 2006, the IEDB will be a resource through which information on epitopes will be freely available to scientists worldwide. With the increasing focus being paid to biodefense and emerging infectious agents, the need for vast stores of information relating to the behavior and treatment of dangerous pathogens is ever-growing. The IEDB will fill that need, providing a resource that will allow for the generation of new research tools, diagnostic techniques, vaccines and therapeutics for emerging and reemerging diseases.