To our users Please note that the HCV database site is no longer funded. We try to keep the database updated and the tools running, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee we can provide help for using this site. Data won't be manually curated either.
Regretfully, NIH has decided to stop funding this project.
The funding has been moved to the Viral Bioinformatics
Resource Center, who will be maintaining a different HCV site at
Because of this, we can no longer maintain the work-intensive HCV immunology database. The HCV immunology database will remain accessible for the foreseeable future, but due to lack of recources, no new information wll be added. We will display this information at the top of our immunology web pages. For new epitope information, users of this database can try the Immuno Epitope Database (http://www.immuneepitope.org).
The HCV sequence database is still being maintained, although not quite as diligently as before. The website will be tied even more closely to the HIV site, so that all new HIV tools will also be available for HCV. When we feel (or you let us know) that the annotation quality begins to significantly deteriorate, this site will be closed.
The VBRC people are working hard to provide a worthy successor to this database. Please take a look at what they are doing, and give them a chance to come up to speed. If you still think the disappearance of our database and website will seriously affect your work, you may be able to help in two ways. First, if you can contribute financially, this will help us to free up resources to keep the database and website alive longer. Second, you can send feedback to Dr Caroline Heilman, the director of DMID, the NIH program office that distributes the HCV funds, and/or to Dr Valentina DiFrancisco, the new HCV database program officer (their contact information is here). And please CC us at email@example.com, so we can keep a record.