PATRIC to BV-BRC Final Transition Schedule

Published on 2022-08-16 00:00:00


We are now in the final phase of transitioning PATRIC to the Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC). Website redirects will start in mid-September, and PATRIC will go offline by mid-December of this year. Here is what you need to know.

As announced previously, PATRIC, the bacterial BRC, and IRD / ViPR, the viral BRCs, are being merged into the new Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC). BV-BRC combines the data, tools, and technologies from these BRCs to provide an integrated resource for bacterial and viral genomics-based infectious disease research.

For PATRIC users, the migration will be relatively straightforward bacause BV-BRC is built on the PATRIC platform. This includes the PATRIC private workspace, so all data and analysis service jobs that have been stored and created in PATRIC are available in the BV-BRC workspace. PATRIC users can use the same login credentials in BV-BRC.

New Features

The new data and features in BV-BRC that are not in PATRIC include the following:

  • Viral pathogen data
    • 8.5M viral genomes

    • SARS-CoV-2 variants and lineages of concern

    • Influenza surveillance and serology data

    • Proteins and protein structures

    • Domains and motifs

    • Epitopes

    • Experiment data

  • New analysis tools and services
    • Specialized advanced searches

    • MetaCATS (Metadata-driven Comparative Analysis Tool)

    • Primer Design

    • MSA and SNP Analysis

    • Gene Tree

    • Taxonomic Classification (with support for viral data)

    • Metagenomic Binning (with support for viral data)

    • 3-D Protein Structure Viewer (new)

    • SARS-CoV-2 Genome Assembly and Annotation

Click here to download a brochure PDF summarizing the BV-BRC transition and features.

Transition Schedule

February 15, 2022: BV-BRC Beta Release - This release is complete and available at BV-BRC.

September 14, 2022: BV-BRC Production Release - The PATRIC website will automatically redirect users to the BV-BRC website. The PATRIC website will still be available, but with minimal updates and maintenance.

December 14, 2022 - PATRIC goes offline - The PATRIC website will permanently go offline and the website domain will redirect to

Help Documentation

In addition to full BV-BRC Help Documentation, the following additional information is available to aid users in making the transition from PATRIC and IRD/ViPR to BV-BRC:

Users can ask questions and provide feedback here.

Live Help

In order to help users that are having difficulty with transitioning, we are offering office hours via Zoom every Friday at 11:00am - 12:00 pm ET, beginning September 9 through October 14, 2022. During that time, one or more of the BV-BRC team members will be logged in to the Zoom meeting below and available to provide one-on-one help as needed.

Registration information coming soon.