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Research Project: United States Swine Pathogen Database

Location: Virus and Prion Research

Project Number: 5030-32000-118-13-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Oct 1, 2018

Develop a centralized database into which veterinary diagnostic laboratories supply input data, and from which diagnosticians and research scientist can withdraw data.

To achieve this objective, data from three viruses will be collected: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and senecavirus A (SVA). Four veterinary laboratories (have agreed to join with ARS in the development of a national database of PRRSV, PEDV, and SVA sequences to be located on the ARS high-performance computing and data storage system. This will be accomplished by the following activities: 1. Establish a framework for easy submission of field nucleotide sequence data by veterinary diagnostic laboratories. 2. Enable veterinary diagnostic laboratories to connect to this framework on the ARS new high-performance computing and data storage system. 3. Convert all incoming sequences into a universal format. 4. Develop a uniform database that is robust, searchable and adaptable.