The Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB) serves the scientific community as an online, freely available, one-stop resource to advance immunology research. The database allows easy searching of all published experimental data characterizing antibody and T cell epitopes related to infectious disease, allergy, autoimmunity, and transplantation as studied in humans, non-human primates, and other animal species. The companion Analysis Resource site hosts tools that assist in the prediction and analysis of B cell and T cell epitopes.
In order to measure the impact of the program within the scientific community, the team evaluates the IEDB’s reach in the context of website traffic (Figure 1), literature citations (Figure 2) and US patent citations (Figure 3). Each metric is presented below in association with related considerations and conclusions. See attached PDF for 2022 impact metrics.