AIRR StandardsΒΆ

The AIRR Community is developing a set of standards for describing, reporting, storing, and sharing adaptive immune receptor repertoire (AIRR) data, such as sequences of antibodies and T cell receptors (TCRs). Some specific efforts include:

  • The MiAIRR standard for describing minimal information about AIRR datasets, including sample collection and data processing information.
  • Data representations (file format) specifications for storing large amounts of annotated AIRR data.
  • APIs for exposing a common interface to repositories/databases containing AIRR data.
  • A community standard for software tools which will allow conforming tools to gain community recognition.