Serratus is a collaborative Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronaviruses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While there is an intense research effort to sequence and analyze SARS-CoV-2 isolates for tracking real-time virus evolution, our understanding of the virus's evolutionary origins is limited by incomplete genomic characterization of other members of the Coronaviridae (CoV) and related families.
We are re-analyzing all RNA-seq, meta-genomics, meta-transcriptomics and environmental sequencing data in the NCBI Short Read Archive to discover new sequence biodiversity of coronaviruses. That is >3.4 million biological samples or >5 petabases of sequencing data.
Contribute to Serratus
Serratus team is actively looking to collaborate with all scientists and developers.
Learn more about the Serratus architecture
Learn more on the Serratus Wiki
Data Release Policy
Our primary goal is to generate the coronavirus data to accelerate the global research efforts in fighting SARS-CoV-2. To achieve this:
- All software development is open-source and freely available (GPLv3)
- All sequencing data generated, raw and processed, will be freely and immediatly available in the public domain in accordance with the Bermuda Principles set out by the Human Genome Project.