About ImmPort


The Immunology Database and Analysis Portal (ImmPort) system was developed under the Bioinformatics Integration Support Contract (BISC) Phase II by the Northrop Grumman Information Technology Health Solutions team for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT).

The goals of the ImmPort system are to:
  • Accelerate a more collaborative and coordinated research environment
  • Create an integrated database that broadens the usefulness of scientific data and advances hypothesis-driven and hypothesis-generating research
  • Advance the pace and quality of scientific discovery while extending the value of scientific data in all areas of immunological research
  • Integrate relevant data sets from participating laboratories, public and government databases, and private data sources
  • Promote rapid availability of important findings, making new discoveries available to the research community for further analysis and interpretation
  • Provide analysis tools to advance immunological research

The ImmPort system provides advanced information technology support in the production, analysis, archiving, and exchange of scientific data for the diverse community of life science researchers supported by NIAID/DAIT. It serves as a long-term, sustainable archive of data generated by investigators funded through the NIAID/DAIT. The core component of the ImmPort system is an extensive data warehouse containing an integration of experimental data supplied by NIAID/DAIT-funded investigators and genomic, proteomic, and other data relevant to the research of these programs extracted from a variety of public databases. The ImmPort system also provides data analysis tools and an immunology-focused ontology. The functionality of the ImmPort system will be expanded continuously over the life of the BISC contract to accommodate the needs of the NIAID/DAIT-funded research community. The analytical tools created and integrated as part of the BISC contract are available to any researcher within ImmPort after registration and approval by DAIT. Additionally, the data provided by NIAID/DAIT funded researchers in ImmPort will be available to all registered users after the appropriate embargo time.


BISC Team (click here to view past team members)


Northrop Grumman Information Technology,
Health Solutions

Scott Stuart
Jeff Wiser
Patty Berger
John Campbell
Vincent Desborough
Patrick Dunn, Ph.D.
Keith Ferguson
Pat Guimaraes
Jason Lucas
Yue Liu
Ruth Monteiro
Thomas Smith, Ph.D.
Liz Thomson
Bryan Walters
Stanford University
Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D. (PI)
Mark Davis, Ph.D. (co-PI)
Garry Nolan, Ph.D. (co-PI)
Sanchita Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Ravi Shankar, Ph.D.
Sandra Andorf, Ph.D.
Nophar Giefman, Ph.D.
Jennifer Bollyky, M.D.
Florian Rubelt, Ph.D.
Rachel Finck, Ph.D.

University of Buffalo
Barry Smith, Ph.D. (co-PI)
Alex Diehl, Ph.D.
Alan Ruttenberg

ESAC Inc.
Henry Schaefer, Ph.D.
Joan Pontius, Ph.D.

Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Shai Shen-Orr, Ph.D.

HLA Region Statistics
Glenys Thomson, Ph.D.
Richard Single, Ph.D.

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