Members of the McGill International TB Centre have developed tools and websites that are readily available:

Tools Information Publications


The BCG World Atlas Second Edition - Updated in 2017

A Database of Global BCG Vaccination Policies and Practices -

The first of its kind, the BCG World Atlas is a database of policies and practices of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, the only licensed vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) from countries all over the world. 

The Online TST/IGRA Interpreter

This tool estimates the risk of active tuberculosis for an individual with a tuberculin skin test reaction of ≥5mm, based on his/her clinical profile. It is intended for adults tested with standard tuberculin (5 TU PPDS, or 2 TU RT-23) and/or a commercial Interferon Gamma release assay (IGRA) -

MycoHit Software 

Graphical user interface for Genomic Sequence Comparison
MycoHit is a JAVA application:

Containment Level 3 (CL3) TB Facility         Core Director: Dr. Marcel Behr   Containment Level 3

The Facility for TB research meets the highest safety standards defined by Canadian guidelines (PHAC and CFIA).  Work carried out in this facility includes all experimental procedures involving the manipulation of live Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The facility is available to RI-MUHC researchers, affiliated collaborators and external researchers working on tuberculosis.  

DATABASE available to members of the TB Centre:
"Understanding the keys to tuberculosis: from exposure to infection, and from infection to disease".
This database was established from 2006 to 2012 from questionnaires and biologic samples.

Please contact lynn.derycapes [at] for more information


The PLOS Tuberculosis Channel 

You may have already heard about the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel, a global forum for tuberculosis related research, curated by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and Dr. Madhukar Pai. It’s a place to stay updated on news, discussion and commentary in the field. But have you explored all the content the Channel has to offer and subscribed to updates?

The TBDx Pathway

The first ever web-based pathway for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics (Dx) and adjunct technologies

QuTUB Quality of Tuberculosis care

In this new public community on GHDonline, professionals ranging from clinicians, policy-makers, researchers, implementers, and advocates sharquestions, successes, and lessons learned to advance the field of global health diagnostics.

Resources for TB diagnostics developers: TB Frequently Asked Questions

TB Diagnostics: Top 10 FAQs By Test Developers - 

Evidence-Based TB Diagnosis

A Comprehensive Resource For Evidence Syntheses, Policies, Guidelines and Research Agendas On TB Diagnostics -

 A website for learning and teaching epidemiology -


Nature Reviews Disease PrimerTuberculosis - with over 47,000 downloads! 

in the 99th percentile (ranked 762nd) of the 252,738 tracked articles of a similar age in all journals
in the 95th percentile (ranked 1st) of the 24 tracked articles of a similar age in Nature Reviews Disease Primers

An international group of top TB experts from several leading institutions, coordinated by the McGill International TB Centre,  published a primer on tuberculosis (TB) in the journal Nature Reviews Disease Primers.  View here

Let's Talk TB - 3rd Edition 

Let's Talk TB is a book on the current best practices in TB diagnosis and treatment available for free for all GPs and private practitioners in India and other high-burden countries.                        

Click here for free download:

Target product profiles (TPPs) for priority diagnostics are available at: Tuberculosis Diagnostics in 2015: Landscape, Priorities, Needs, and Prospects

UNITAID TB diagnostics landscape reports:

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TB diagnosticmarket analyses: