Data Sources for Leishmaniasis scenarios

EUBrazil Cloud Connect will retrieve sequences from existing Leishmania and Sand Fly collections such as ISCIII-WHO-CCL collection, COLFLEB and CLIOC, and will present them in an integrated manner to the user. Resources such as PubMed and GenBank will be periodically inspected as well for new records on Leishmaniasis. EUBrazil Cloud Connect eInfrastructure will get occurrence records from biodiversity collections such as speciesLink-COLFLEB.

  • COLFLEB ( The collection of phlebotomine sand flies – COLFLEB - of the Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou located in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, was initiated in the 1950s. The collection has approximately 90,000 sand flies specimens distributed across 320 species from South and North America.
  • CLIOC ( - The Leishmania collection of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. The Leishmania collection of the FIOCRUZ – CLIOC is registered in the World Federation for Culture Collections, WFCC, WDCM 731 - is fully computerized, including all process and information data. All the strains are identified at the species level using biochemical methods and most of them have molecular data associated.

CLIOC and COLFLEB are interconnected through the speciesLink network ( and the strain data from CLIOC is available through SIColNet (

  • PubMed ( comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • GenBank® ( is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences (Nucleic Acids Research, 2013 Jan;41(D1):D36-42). GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, which comprises the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and GenBank at NCBI. These three organizations exchange data on a daily basis. A new release is made every two months.