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Welcome to the second COG-Train Course

Introduction to the second course of the series

Welcome! This is the second of five courses that aim to cover genomic aspects of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus analysis and pandemic preparedness. COG-Train is a partnership between COG-UK and Wellcome Connecting Science to provide training on SARS-CoV-2 genomics.

What will be covered in the next three weeks?

  • In Week 1 we will talk about the pathway of a COVID-19 testing sample, sampling strategies and how to implement and upscale testing and sequencing.
  • In Week 2 you will discover what metadata is, the best practices to collect this type of data, why data enrichment is important and the challenges and requirements to obtain rich metadata.
  • Finally, in Week 3 you will learn how to ethically share different types of data and the measurements to fairly acknowledge international collaboration.

Post in the comments what your expectations are about the course. We would also like to know if you have attended our previous course The Power of Genomics to Understand the COVID-19 Pandemic

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