VectorBase provides data on arthropod vectors of human pathogens. Sequence data, gene expression data, images, population data, and insecticide resistance data for arthropod vectors are available for download. VectorBase also offers genome browser, gene expression and microarray repository, and BLAST searches for all VectorBase genomes. VectorBase Genomes include Aedes aegypti, Anopheles gambiae, Culex quinquefasciatus, Ixodes scapularis, Pediculus humanus, Rhodnius prolixus. VectorBase is one the Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC) projects which is funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID).
University of Notre Dame is one of four Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) awarded by NIAID to provide data, tools and services which can be accessed through publicly available sites. Other repositories from BRCs are: EuPathDB, ViPR, IRD, PATRIC. At PathogenPortal http://www.pathogenportal.org/portal/portal/PathPort/Home a search over all BRCs is possible. Vectorbase uses DMID Metadata Standards GSCID/BRC http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/resources/dmid/metadata/Pages/default.aspx