The Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) project is a Canadian-led initiative to build an open source, end-to-end platform for public health genomics.



Public health, food safety, and clinical microbiology labs around the world are embracing whole genome sequencing and genomic epidemiological approaches to modernize their infectious disease research, surveillance, diagnostics, and outbreak investigation programs. This new technology requires powerful, yet easy-to-use, intuitive software in order to transition these new Big Data methods out of the lab and into the front lines of public health activity. IRIDA is designed to make infectious disease genomics accessible to epidemiologists, clinical microbiologists, and the broader research community.



Latest news

IRIDA 19.09 Released

IRIDA’s 19.09 version is now available for download! Find the new release at This is primarily a bugfix release, but contains a few user facing features: Automated Analyses Any …

IRIDA AMR Detection Pipeline Released

A new pipeline in IRIDA, the AMR Detection pipeline, has been released This pipeline makes use of the RGI/CARD and staramr tools for detection of antimicrobial resistance genes. Pipeline …

IRIDA 19.05 Released

IRIDA’s 19.05 version is now available for download!  Find the new release at IRIDA Cart Updates to the IRIDA cart are the main user feature for this release.  You …