VBRC is one of eight bioinformatics resource centers (BRCs) that have been funded by NIH/NIAID from 2004-2009 to support research conducted on different microbes (eukaryotic, bacterial, archaeal, and viral). VBRC provides access to viral genomes and a variety of bioinformatics tools for comparative genomic analyses. It mostly covers viruses that infect humans.
Viral Orthologous Clusters (VOCs) is an easy-to-use Java GUI used to access the VBRC genome databases.
The Human Papillomaviruses Database (HPV) collects, curates, analyzes, and publishes genetic sequences of papillomaviruses and related cellular proteins. THe HPV database is maintained by a group of molecular biologists, sequence analysts, computer technicians, post-docs and graduate research assistants located at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group.
The ICTVdB is a dynamic database containing information about viruses of animals, . plants, bacteria, and fungi. Though initially designed for taxonomic (or classification) research, the ICTVdB has evolved to become a major reference resource and research tool. The database is authorized by the ICTV, an international assembly of experts that rules on names and relationships of all viruses.