The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles has published a position paper on "Obstacles and opportunities in the functional analysis of extracellular vesicle RNA."
To read the paper click here.

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles launched a massive open online course on extracellular vesicles.
To learn more click here.

The ExRNA Communication program has public resource catalog available to share with the wider research community that lists reagents generated by the consortium.
To learn more click here.

Laboratory Methods

The exRNA portal curates an updated list of downloadable protocols for researchers. Protocols listed include those developed directly for the exRNA Communication Program as well as protocols describing new advances & technologies in exRNA research.

ExRNA Protocols (



The exRNA Portal provides access to all publicly available exRNA data sets. This collection of databases and libraries serves as a useful gateway for access to exRNA data.

ExRNA Data (

ExRNA Atlas (

Wikipathways (

Exocarta (

Vesiclepedia (

EVpedia (

BioGPS (


Research Tools

The exRNA portal provides links for online resources and direct downloads for software. These research tools are useful for scientists working on the analysis of exRNA.

Software (

Standards (

Genboree (

Genboree Workbench (

Genboree Knowledge Base (

Learn more about Unlocking the Mysteries of Extracellular RNA Communication here

Informational Videos

Watch a mini documentary series on Exosomes by Life TechnologiesCorp, featuring several ExRNA Communication grantees and Working Group members!

Part 1: What is an Exosome?
Part 2: The History and Promise of Exosomes
Part 3: Exosomes in Cancer Research
Part 4: Curiosity and a Passion for Science
Part 5: Collaboration - The Key to Scientific Success
Part 6: Exosomes - The Next Small Thing


This page last reviewed on March 29, 2020