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The EUCAN Dissemination and Communication Group publishes its fifth newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the fifth and most recent edition of the EUCAN Cluster Newsletter. The EUCAN cluster is made up of the six projects that were funded under the Horizon 2020 call SC1-BHC-05-2018 (CINECA, EUCANCan, EUCAN-Connect, euCanSHare, iReceptor Plus, ReCoDID).

In case you missed the previous edition, published in March 2022, you can view it here.

The September 2022 edition included three articles by members of the EUCANCan consortium:

  • Introducing the Genomic Benchmarking Tool
    One goal of EUCANCan is to enable the sharing of genomic data within and across institutions in Europe and Canada. In order to effectively and accurately compare data on mutations of the genome, different institutions must harmonize their variant calling strategies and how they structure the results of their variant calling pipelines. Aiding this process is the rationale of the Variant Call Format (VCF) benchmarking tool. Read more »
  • Interview with Alexander Bernier, Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University
    The EUCANCan communications team caught up with Alexander Bernier, who besides supporting the development of policy recommendations for international sharing of genomics data in the context of EUCANCan’s Work Package 6 is also working towards his PhD in the same field at the University of Toronto. Read more »
  • EUCANCan Annual Meeting 2022
    On May 24-25, the EUCANCan consortium got together for a hybrid meeting. For two days, parts of the team met in Toronto, Canada, and the rest connected online to take stock of the project’s progress to date and discuss the last project year. Read more »

The sixth and final edition of the newsletter is scheduled for early March 2023. Stay tuned for more updates on the projects in the EUCAN cluster and insights into international health data sharing.