AIRR News

AIRR Community Overview published in Frontiers of Immunology

The AIRR Community has published a perspective article explaining the importance of "Reproducibility and Reuse of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire Data" and the goals of the AIRR Community in the Frontiers of Immunology - https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01418

AIRR Minimal Standards recommendations in Nature Immunology

The Minimal Standards Working Group, and indeed, the entire AIRR Community, has published a set of recommendations for the Minimal Information requried for sharing of Adpative Immune Receptor Repertoire (MiAIRR) Data in Nature Immunology - https://www.nature.com/articles/ni.3873

Third AIRR Community Meeting announced

The Third AIRR Community Meeting will be held December 3-6 at the NIH Fishers Lane facility.

Second AIRR Community Meeting June 27 - 30, 2016

The AIRR-II Community Meeting was held 27-30 June 2016 at the NIH Fishers Lane facility. Please visit the Introduction and Agenda page for more information and click on videos for recordings of the six sessions at NIH.

Look Ma, In the News Again...

Another example of the critical importance of data sharing in immune profiling and the need for data standards in the recent editorial "No Sample Left Behind" in Nature Biotechnology, 33(10). Explicit mention of the AIRR Community May Meeting (through a link to PDF of the schedule) means that not only do people think this is important, but the AIRR Community is starting to see some recognition.

AIRR Community efforts mentioned in Nature

The Nature article "The Cell Menagerie: Human Immune Profiling" by Marissa Fessenden (Nature V. 525, Sep 17, 2015) discusses the importance of vaccines and understanding the immune response. A large number of the groups mentioned in the article are key players in the AIRR Community, including G. Georgiou (UT Austin), Steve Kleinstein (Yale), Lindsay Cowell (UT Southwestern Medical School), and Jamie Scott (Simon Fraser University). An unintended shout out to the AIRR Community's work! 

Report from the First AIRR Community Meeting (May 29 - June 1, 2015)

  Final Report: Community Meeting I - Analysis, Management and Sharing of Antigen Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) Sequence Data  29 May – 1 June 2015 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada    This first meeting of the AIRR Research Community brought together experts in the production and analysis of antigen receptor repertoire (or adaptive-immune receptor repertoire; AIRR) data with ethicists, data-security personnel, IP and legal experts, and representatives from funding agencies, to discuss the challenges involved with sharing

First AIRR Community Meeting, May 29 - June 1, 2015

The first Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) Community meeting was held at Simon Fraser University May 29 - June 1, 2015. The meeting brought together a wide range of international researchers to formulate best-practice recommendations for: (i) assuring NGS data quality, (ii) developing and evaluating NGS data analysis tools, (iii) creating a data infrastructure for sharing NGS data sets, and (iv) solving the ethical, legal, and logistical challenges inherent in dealing with these databases.

AIRR Planning Meeting - Sep 12-15, 2014

The inaugural AIRR Community Event, entitled "Antibody & T-Cell Receptor Data Integration Planning Meeting" was held at the SFU IRMACS Centre from September 12 - 15, 2014. This planning meeting was a gathering of international stakeholders in the area of Immunogenetics, with the goal of setting the topics and organizing a large Community Meeting for May 29th - June 1st, 2015. From the planning meeting web site:

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