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.

  • FOR RESEARCHERS. Query multiple institutions, connect with other researchers, share or request resources.
  • FOR INSTITUTIONS. Collect and share information about research resources in a highly organized and accessible way.
  • FOR DEVELOPERS. Get the open source software and search semantically rich data resources of all kinds.

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). The proposal leading to this award was submitted in response to a Request for Applications issued by the NCRR in April 2009. Currently, eagle-i is funded by Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (grant number 1UL1 TR001102-01).


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, and continued technical and infrastructure support funded by Harvard Catalyst at Harvard Medical School. Find out more about members of the eagle-i leadership team here.