Data and tools within the IEDB are presented as a public resource. Users are requested to consider citing the IEDB when they present information obtained from the IEDB or use tools contained in the Analysis Resource. It is expected that the authors of an entry as well as the IEDB are properly cited whenever their work is referred to:
- The IEDB website should be cited using the URL: http://www.iedb.org
- The journal reference for the IEDB was updated after the release of IEDB 3.0. The IEDB should be cited as:
Vita R, Overton JA, Greenbaum JA, Ponomarenko J, Clark JD, Cantrell JR, Wheeler DK, Gabbard JL, Hix D, Sette A, Peters B. The immune epitope database (IEDB) 3.0. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Oct 9. pii: gku938. PubMed PMID: 25300482.
Citation information can be found at Citing the IEDB on the main website in the "More IEDB" pull-down menu. Citation information for the different prediction and analysis tools is indicated at the top of their respective results pages and can also be found here. Such information can also be found in the "Reference" tab of each tool.