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The FAIR principles

It is widely acknowledged that sharing research data in a timely and open manner is crucial to furthering progress in science and healthcare. However, due to the diverse nature of …

Importance of taking an appropriate sample

Well planned and proper sample acquisition is essential for ensuring the reliability of sequencing results. It is crucial to ensure that the sample that gets sequenced is collected and processed …

The role of quality management

In this video Ana and Dr Harper VanSteenhouse talk about the quality control and standards that can be used across a national laboratory network. To ensure that laboratories provide accurate …

Sample types for testing

When deciding what type of sample to use for detecting SARS-CoV-2, there are a number of considerations. Is the test for clinical diagnosis or community surveillance? Do you want to …

PCR testing in the COVID-19 pandemic

Testing, isolation and contact tracing are fundamental measures to limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and reduce global morbidity and mortality. Initially, efforts were largely focused on the detection of infection …

Glossary

Glossary of less known terms used in this course Adaptors: a short chemically synthesised single or double-strand DNA (oligonucleotide) used in some sequencing methodologies to connect an unknown or amplified …

Meet the Educators and Contributors team

We, your Educators on this course, will be present during the next three weeks of the course, following and joining in the discussions from time to time, and sharing our …

Comparing different types of testing

SARS-CoV-2 infection can be detected using different diagnostics approaches. In this article, we will cover the main tests used during the pandemic. Lateral flow immunoassays to detect SARS-CoV-2 antigen The …

Learning together

Comments During almost every step of the process, you will be able to use the comments area to discuss the course material with other learners. We encourage you to try …

Walk through of sequencing process

This animation briefly introduces the steps for sequencing methodologies currently in use. The first part outlines the dye-terminating sequencing, also known as Sanger sequencing. The second part describes a general …