eagle-i Consortium

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2009
  • Initiating Organization: Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
  • Initiator Type: Academia
  • No disease focus
  • Location: North America


eagle-i is a resource discovery tool built to facilitate translational science research. Groundbreaking biomedical research requires access to cutting edge scientific resources, but those resources are often invisible beyond the laboratories or universities where they were developed. Using eagle-i’s free software, you can collect and share information about your research resources, giving any scientist, anywhere, access to one of the largest collections of information about Core Facilities, iPS cell lines, and other valuable, unique, or rare scientific resources in the world.


eagle-i is a project, a free software suite, and a network of universities and non-profit institutions that have made information about their resources publicly available in eagle-i search tools. By facilitating “open science,” eagle-i hopes to encourage the sharing of information between researchers, institutions, and developers in order to create a more efficient and collaborative science network.  

Consortium History

In 2010, the eagle-i Network was developed by a consortium of nine universities with a grant from the NIH. Founded on the principles of openness and transparency, inclusion in the network is available to any institution engaged in biomedical research. In addition, the eagle-i open source software, ontology, and Linked Open Data can be downloaded, repurposed, or implemented independently.

There are now over 40 academic and not-for-profit research institutions represented in eagle-i, an active open source software community. Harvard Catalyst at Harvard Medical School funds continued technical and infrastructure support.

Structure & Governance

eagle-i was developed by Harvard’s clinical and translational science center, which is funded by the NIH.


The eagle-i Consortium was established by a two-year, $15 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award (#U24 RR 029825) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, eagle-i is funded by Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (grant number 1UL1 TR001102-01).

Intellectual Property

eagle-i search is a free service available to anyone with an internet connection, regardless of institutional affiliation.

Data Sharing

For information on the terms of use of eagle-i, click here


To browse a compilation of eagle-i network resources, click here

Points of Contact

For more information, please contact us at info@eagle-i.net, call (617) 433-8711

Last Updated: 06/19/2017

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