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 21.01 Released

IRIDA’s first release of 2021 is now available for download!  Find the new release at Main Navigation Update One of the most noticeable changes in this IRIDA version is an update …

IRIDA Documentation Moved to GitHub Pages

IRIDA’s documentation site has been moved to GitHub Pages!  You can find the new documentation site at Be sure to update your bookmarks as the previous documentation site will be …

IRIDA 20.09 Released

IRIDA’s 20.09 release is now available for download.  Find the new release at Many of this release’s new features focus on making IRIDA a better platform for pipeline developers, …