A key goal of the CEIRS network is to provide influenza-related data, strategies, and public health tools needed to control and reduce the impact of epidemic influenza and the threat of a potential pandemic. To do so, data generated by the CEIRS community must be standardized, harmonized, and shared both within the network as well as with the scientific and general public. Sharing relevant data quickly will not only be key to promoting and accelerating scientific discovery, but also will be necessary to curb the threat of a potential pandemic. CEIRS investigators share their research by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed journals, by sharing reagents developed in their laboratories and by submitting their data to a number of public databases, including GenBank, Influenza Research Database (IRD), and Immunology Database and Analysis Portal (ImmPort).