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Interested in licensing the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD)?

Please complete this form to access the database and provided services.

About the CARD, ARO, and RGI

The Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (“CARD”) provides data, models, and algorithms relating to the molecular basis of antimicrobial resistance. The CARD provides curated reference sequences and SNPs organized via the Antibiotic Resistance Ontology (“ARO”). These data can be browsed on the website or downloaded in a number of formats. These data are additionally associated with detection models, in the form of curated homology cut-offs and SNP maps, for prediction of resistome from molecular sequences. These models can be downloaded or can be used for analysis of genome sequences using the Resistance Gene Identifier (“RGI”), either online or as a stand-alone tool.

Terms of Use for Academic, Government, or Non-Profit Reproduction

The CARD database has been made readily available for personal and public non-commercial, research or academic use by individuals at academic, government, or non-profit institutions only and except where otherwise prohibited, may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from McMaster University. Any other organization must seek to obtain a license by filling out the form below.

We only ask that:

  • The CARD Materials are not modified and used “as is”
  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the CARD Materials
  • McMaster University be identified as the source of the CARD Materials
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the CARD Materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or without the endorsement of McMaster University

*NOTE: The Antibiotic Resistance Ontology & the CARD Bait Capture Platform is free for unrestricted use by all users*