Welcome to the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database

Jia et al. 2017. CARD 2017: expansion and model-centric curation of the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database. Nucleic Acids Research, 45, D566-573. [PMID 27789705]

McArthur & Wright. 2015. Bioinformatics of antimicrobial resistance in the age of molecular epidemiology. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 27, 45-50. [PMID 26241506]

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1. About the CARD, ARO, and RGI

The Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database ("CARD") provides data, models, and algorithms relating to the molecular basis of antimicrobial resistance. The CARD provides curated reference sequences and SNPs organized via the Antibiotic Resistance Ontology ("ARO"). These data can be browsed on the website or downloaded in a number of formats. These data are additionally associated with detection models, in the form of curated homology cut-offs and SNP maps, for prediction of resistome from molecular sequences. These models can be downloaded or can be used for analysis of genome sequences using the Resistance Gene Identifier ("RGI"), either online or as a stand-alone tool.

The CARD was designed and developed by the laboratories of Drs. Gerry Wright and Andrew G. McArthur of McMaster University's Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) with the help of a global team of collaborators. It is built entirely using open source software and tools. This research has been supported by funds from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Medical Research Council (UK), and Ontario Research Fund, as well as a Cisco Research Chair in Bioinformatics supported by Cisco Systems Canada, Inc. (Dr. McArthur), Canada Research Chair (Dr. Wright), and Killam Research Fellowship (Dr. Wright).

Communicate

Email: card@mcmaster.ca
Twitter: @arpcard
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Discuss

Visit the CARD Discussion Sub-Forum at the AMR Forums.

F.A.Q.

Browse the CARD Frequently Asked Questions.

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