A global federated network for genomic surveillance powered by open standards

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An end-to-end solution for genomic variant surveillance

Viral AI helps governments, public health agencies, pharma companies, diagnostic providers, and academic researchers make data driven decisions about the ongoing pandemic from a global federated network of genomics, epidemiology, and related datasets.


Perform variant calling, genome assembly, and lineage assignment using a standard bioinformatics pipeline. Works with Illumina, Oxford Nanopore, and PacBio data.


Share data in real-time into a global federated network. Keep control of your data while sharing it over open standards developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health.


Search across a global, federated collection of genomics, epidemiology, and related datasets. Query, download, and analyze data with Developer Tools.


Derive insights from the latest international sources on variants of concern and spread. Build custom statistical and visual reports for data-driven decision making.

An integrated collection of AI-ready data

Viral AI integrates genomics, epidemiology, and other high-value datasets and makes them ready for analysis through unified APIs.

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and More

From mobility, to weather, and beyond, Viral AI can integrate any file or tabular data source. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Request to add a dataset.

Share from anywhere

Connect and share any type of data from popular sources on cloud and on premises.


Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure


From sequencer to scientist

A harmonized bioinformatics pipeline performs variant calling, genome assembly, and lineage assignment from raw sequence data generated by all major sequencing platforms. The pipelines are published as open source on Dockstore for use and contribution by the bioinformatics community.

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A large and growing collection of high value data

Interactive visual analytics dashboard

Share your data without moving it

Learn more

Follow these tutorials to learn how to connect, protect, process, and share data into the Viral AI network.

Sharing into the network

Learn how to use Publisher to connect a data source and share a dataset into the network.

4 minutes

Bioinformatics Processing

Learn how to use Workbench to perform genome assembly, variant calling, and lineage assignment.

4 minutes

The first federated network for surveillance

The centralized data sharing model requires data custodians to upload data to a single vendor-managed repository. Alternatively, the federated data sharing model allows data custodians to share data through a network of custodian-managed repositories, forming a distributed network connected over interoperable standards. The federated model can be more secure, privacy-preserving, efficient, and scalable.

Viral AI is the first federated solution for genomic variant surveillance, empowering data custodians to retain administrative control of their data, while simultaneously empowering researchers to search and analyze data across a large and growing network.

Powered by open industry standards

The Global Alliance for Genomics & Health (GA4GH) is an international organization that develops technical, ethical, regulatory, and security standards for responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data. The GA4GH creates standards in partnership with some of the most ambitious precision health initiatives in the world.

Viral AI is powered by enterprise grade implementation of GA4GH standards for data representation, discovery, access, and analysis.

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Powering the pandemic response in Canada and data driven decisions around the world

DNAstack is developing a new cloud-based network that allows researchers looking to improve our ability to diagnose and treat COVID-19 to share their findings.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The province will work with a made-in-Ontario technology company DNAstack to immediately establish a genomics databank and real-time analytics dashboard to empower the province’s public health officials and improve the government’s planning related to pandemic response.

Office of the Premier of Ontario

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