Biosurveillance Resource Directory (BRD)

The BRD is a tool to facilitate obtaining disease surveillance information. It contains disease surveillance resources, epidemiological models (previously known as the 'BARD'), and a disease ontology.

Table of contents

Main BRD content:

  1. Resources
  2. Disease Models (BARD)
  3. Disease Ontology

Supporting content:

  1. Documents
  2. Organizations
  3. People

Key external links:

Contact, feedback & submitting resources

We welcome all feedback. You can contact us at these emails to give feedback or suggest a resource.

Published literature regarding this database is also available. How to cite the BRD depends on which facets you use. If you use the BRD's epidemiological models for research, please cite:

  • Margevicius, K. J., Generous N., Abeyta E., Althouse B., et. al. The Biosurveillance Analytics Resource Directory (BARD): Facilitating the Use of Epidemiological Models for Infectious Disease Surveillance. PLOS ONE 2016;11, e0146600. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146600
If you use the rest of the BRD (resources, organizations, people, disease ontology, etc.) please cite:
  • Margevicius K. J., Generous N., Taylor-McCabe K. J., Brown M. et. al. Advancing a Framework to Enable Characterization and Evaluation of Data Streams Useful for Biosurveillance. PLOS ONE 2014;9(1): e83730. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083730