Offer to join Genomic Proficiency testing
Through SEQAFRICA there is an opportunity to join annual genomic proficiency tests provided by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Why participate in the DTU Genomic Proficiency test?
The proficiency test (PT) represents an important tool for the evaluation and production of reliable laboratory results of consistently good quality within the area of DNA preparation, sequencing and analysis.
What is the DTU Genomic PT?
This inter-laboratory performance test is provided to facilitate harmonisation and standardisation in whole genome sequencing and data analysis, with the aim to produce comparable data for monitoring and research purposes.
The PT consists of two parts and include assessing (1a) the laboratory's DNA preparation and sequencing procedures and (1b) the laboratory's sequencing output.
The proficiency tests focuses on several bacterial species that might vary from year to year and participants have the option to sign up for all species relevant to their laboratory.
Cost for participation
For laboratories participating in the Fleming Fund project, SEQAFRICA, there is no participation fee for the Genomic Proficiency test as SEQAFRICA will be able to cover cost of participation and shipping of bacterial isolates to the participating lab. The participating laboratories are, however, expected to cover all expenses as regards to the handling and sequencing of the test strains and DNA in relation to their participation in the proficiency test.
How to participate?
Sign-up for the next DTU genomic PT will be possible through a sing-up link which will be provided in the fall of 2022.
If you have questions or comments to the DTU Genomic PT, please contact the DTU Genomic PT Coordinator Susanne Karlsmose Pedersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc SEQAFRICA Project Manager Pernille Nilsson (email@example.com)
Previous DTU Genomic PTs
More information and protocols from previous DTU genomic PTs are available through the links below.