Called CoV2 Genome Consortium

Called CoV2 Genome Consortium

Dear Partners and Partners,

We wrote to them on behalf of the Genomes CoV2 Consortium, a group of researchers and institutions that is sequencing genomes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and which has been invited by the Ministry of CTCI to form a genomic surveillance plan for Chile (see websitewww.cov2.cl). Among the tasks that we have proposed, it is to catalog and record the genomic sequencing capabilities that exist throughout the national territory in order to implement a network of extensive coverage for this monitoring plan. We know that there are many centers with equipment and experience but that these capabilities are also disparate. That's why we invite you to answer the following survey that includes an assessment of your immediate and potential capabilities to integrate into the network. We anticipate that not all laboratories surveyed will participate directly in this initiative, due to economic constraints, because there are redundancies in certain macrozones and because there will be requirements for platforms, trained personnel and availability of own resources that not all will be able to meet. However, we believe it is important to have the national capacity cadastre and make it available to the authorities as an important input for decision-making.

Link:https://forms.gle/NWfCuS7rHaSH1B1UA
We appreciate in advance the willingness to contribute to this important task.

Miguel L. Allende
Genome Consortium CoV2 Representative