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2018
03 DEC

COMPARE General Meeting 2019

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2019 is open.

08 NOV

COMPARE General Meeting 2019, Save the Date!

Save the date for the COMPARE General Meeting 2019 27 February - 1 March 2019 Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

02 NOV

A new composition-based analysis tool developed

Partners in COMPARE have developed a new composition-based analysis tool for binning unclassified nucleotide sequence reads into their provenance classes DNA or RNA (LVQ...

30 OCT

Nagoya Protocol paper published in Science

The article 'Threats to timely sharing of pathogen sequence data' was published in Science , Policy Forum.

30 OCT

12th GMI Meeting, Save-the-Date

The 12th Global Microbial Identifier Meeting will be held 12-14 June 2018, Singapore

31 AUG

COMPARE protocols published

The sample processing workflow for next generation sequencing from COMPARE partner Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut has been published.

28 AUG

Vaccines, Anti-vax, and Health Communication Workshop Offered

The COMPARE Work Package 10 (Risk Communication Tools) has organized the Vaccines, Anti-vax, and Health Communication Workshop for 26-27 October 2018, near Pordenone...

03 JUL

COMPARE protocols released

The COMPARE Work Package 2 (Harmonised standards for sample processing and sequencing) has begun to release protocols prepared by COMPARE partners.

02 JUL

Global Sewage Surveillance Project, Update June 2018

In this June 2018 update, there is an update about the pilot run from 2016, and the opportunity to join the data collection for 2018.

01 JUN

Online course in Metagenomics available

Our Coursera MOOC on metagenomics applied to surveillance is now live!

25 APR

Keystone Symposia in Hong Kong

Announcing the Keystone Symposia in Hong Kong: Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections, 14-18 October 2018

03 APR

GMI11, Deadline for poster abstracts extended

The deadline to submit a poster abstract has been extended to midnight, 10 April 2018 (UTC+08:00).

23 FEB

GMI11, Registration is open

GMI11 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 16-18 May 2018. The registration platform is now open.

22 FEB

COMPARE Risk Communication SCOOP.IT page

For those who are not familiar with this media, SCOOP.it is a content curation service, which allows aggregating a vast array of news (including blogs and social media...

22 FEB

Pinterest COMPARE Risk Communication Board

COMPARE’s Risk Communication WP has developed a Pinterest page

21 FEB

Catalogue of human-infective RNA virus species published

Epidemiological characteristics of human-infective RNA viruses published

19 FEB

COMPARE Food Metagenomic Ring Trial

Register for the COMPARE Food Metagenomic Ring Trial by 9 March 2018.

29 JAN

Draft program available for COMPARE General Meeting 2018

A draft program is now available for the COMPARE General Meeting 2018

08 JAN

Register for the COMPARE General Meeting 2018

Please register and book your travel for the COMPARE General Meeting 2018!

2017
22 DEC

The COMPARE Update – Fall 2017 is now available

An Update from the COMPARE project is now available. This Update covers from April 2017 thought September 2017.

22 NOV

COMPARE General Meeting 2018

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2018 is open.

26 OCT

COMPARE figures prominently in infectious disease management article in Nature...

In a Comment/Opinion article in Nature Ecology and Evolution ( DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0265-9 ), the argument for evolutionary infectious disease management is made.

13 OCT

Overview of virus metagenomics classification pipelines

COMPARE has compiled a list of virus classification workflows published between 2010 and 2017 with metadata describing their technical aspects, ease-of-use and validating...

25 SEP

Pilot project on Machine Learning and Antimicrobial Resistance

This pilot project has the following objectives: Creation of a database of bacterial whole genome sequences (WGS) which includes extensive metadata about the phenotypic...

08 SEP

Core specimens available to Consortium

Set of core specimens prepared to be used as controls across the Consortium for assay comparison is available.

01 SEP

COMPARE General Meeting 2018, Save the Date!

Save the date for the COMPARE General Meeting 2018 28 February - 2 March 2018 Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

08 AUG

Online course in Whole Genome Sequencing available

As part of COMPARE's resources being made available to the stakeholders, various e-learning resources will be made available as they are developed.

20 JUN

Eurosurveillance article reflects goals of COMPARE

An article and related editorial in Eurosurveillance (Volume 22, Issue 23, 8 June 2017) reflect some of the goals of COMPARE.

16 JUN

The COMPARE Update Spring 2017 is now available

An Update from the COMPARE project is now available. This Update covers from October 2016 through May 2017.

09 MAY

The Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Proficiency Test 2017 is open for sign-up

The Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Proficiency Test 2017 has been launched, and you can sign-up from now until 9 June 2017.

23 MAR

Frank Allewedlt has been named WP 14 Co-leader and member of the Executive Board

The General Assembly has approved Frank Alleweldt’s (CIVIC 25) membership to the Executive Board representing WP 14 as Co-leader.

08 MAR

Thank you, Rotterdam!

COMPARE General Meeting 2017 was a huge success, thanks to the participants and the Erasmus team

23 JAN

Last call to register for COMPARE General Meeting

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2017 is still open.

20 JAN

Last call to register for COMPARE General Meeting 2017

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2017 is still open.

2016
20 DEC

Global Sewage Surveillance Project, Update December 2016

The project for global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance from sewage has moved into the analytic phase, interpreting the sequencing and residue...

20 DEC

Richard Neher is keynote speaker at Young COMPARE

Young COMPARE will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 28 February 2017 from 10:00 – 18:00.

14 DEC

The COMPARE Update – Fall 2016 is now available

An Update from the COMPARE project is now available. This Update covers from April 2016 thought September 2016.

07 DEC

Registration is open for COMPARE General Meeting 2017

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2017 is now open

31 OCT

The COMPARE Virus Proficiency Test 2016 is now underway!

The virus proficiency test (PT) within the COMPARE network aims to contribute to the harmonization and standardization of high-throughput sequencing (HTS), with the main...

14 OCT

COMPARE research on bird flu spread garners publication in Science

Looking at the routes for bird migration can tell us something about how bird flu is spread

12 OCT

COMPARE teams with EVAg regarding Nagoya Protocol

COMPARE joins EVAg (European Virus Archive goes global) to discuss Nagoya Protocol implications on Horizon 2020 projects

20 SEP

The COMPARE Virus Proficiency Test 2016 is now open for registration

The virus proficiency test (PT) within the COMPARE network aims to contribute to the harmonization and standardization of high-throughput sequencing (HTS), with the main...

09 SEP

Developing the Metagenomic Ring Trial

As a follow-up to the Metagenomic Workshop held in Rotterdam in June 2016, Sébastien Matamoros is leading an effort for a metagenomic ring trial.

09 SEP

Global Microbial Identifier Proficiency Test 2016 is closed for sign-up

The Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Proficiency Test 2016 is now in progrees. Sign-up is closed.

03 AUG

Global Microbial Identifier Proficiency Test 2016 is open for sign-up

The Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Proficiency Test 2016 has been launched, and you can sign-up from now until 12 August.

03 AUG

COMPARE General Meeting 2017, Save-the-Date

The COMPARE General Meeting, 1-3 March 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

04 JUL

Data from Copenhagen Sewage Surveillance now available

The analysis has been run on the Copenhagen sewage data and it is available for comment

01 JUL

Report on Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) Proficiency Test (PT) 2015 available

The results related to the dry lab component have now been collected in an overall report which is available for download from the GMI webpage

08 JUN

Antimicrobial resistance course available online

The course “Antimicrobial resistance-theory and methods” prepared by The Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute (DTU-FOOD) is now available as a massive...

26 MAY

COMPARE in News from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Read about the COMPARE project in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s magazine ‘Etc.’

25 MAY

Global sewage surveillance project: sequencing has started

The project for global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance from sewage is in full swing, 80 samples from 63 countries have been collected...

18 MAY

Metagenomic Subgroup Workshop

The COMPARE Metagenomic Subgroup invites you to a workshop in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1-2 June 2016.

03 MAY

Global sewage surveillance project - Update

We have received sewages samples from 63 countries where 80 samples has been collected. We will now start purifying and sequencing all the samples.

11 MAR

COMPARE General Meeting 2016

Thank you for a great COMPARE General Meeting 2016

04 MAR

Latest publications posted in COMPARE’s Library

Scientific publications supported by COMPARE are available

04 MAR

Final program available for the COMPARE General Meeting 2016

An updated program for the COMPARE General Meeting 2016 is now available

29 FEB

Global sewage surveillance project is underway

The project for global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance from sewage has begun, with more than 50% of the countries submitting samples...

29 JAN

Draft program available for COMPARE General Meeting 2016

You can preview the program for the COMPARE General Meeting, 8-10 March 2016, Copenhagen

29 JAN

WP02 Shares more LOPs on COMPARE Share Site

WP02, task for sample handling, has posted laboratory operating procedures (LOPs) and they are open for review

20 JAN

WP12 Questionnaire on data sharing available

Please respond to the WP12 questionnaire on barriers to open data sharing.

19 JAN

Constance Schultsz has been named WP 3 and 6 Co-leader and member of Executive...

The General Assembly has approved of Constance Schultsz’s (AMC 13) membership to the Executive Board representing WP 3/6 as Co-leader.

19 JAN

Milestones 6 and 7 are available for comment

Within WP1: Risk assessment and risk-based sampling, we have reached two of our Milestones; MS6 and MS7.

2015
21 DEC

Nullification of the Safe Harbor Framework

To what extent does the nullification of the Safe Harbor Framework affect the COMPARE consortium?

18 DEC

Eurosurveillance article

A recent article in Eurosurveillance highlights the detection of the colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, from a Danish patient.

17 DEC

Registration is open

Registration for the COMPARE General Meeting 2016 is now open

04 DEC

The discovery of the new colistin resistance gene

Statens Serum Institute (SSI) and the EURL AMR at the Technical University in Denmark (DTU Food), both in Denmark, have after the release of the discovery of the new colistin...

26 NOV

COMPARE Project Management Manual Available

The COMPARE Project Management Manual has been released and is available via the COMPARE Share Site

12 NOV

Links to the COMPARE Reference Genomes Available

Links to the COMPARE Reference Genomes Available

10 NOV

Welcome to the COMPARE Share Site

Welcome to the COMPARE Share Site, where you can share documents and data.  

09 NOV

Save the date

Save the date, 8-10 March 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

02 OCT

Latest Technology Could Aid Disease Response

Recent advances have the potential to improve the information available and the response to outbreaks

28 SEP

COMPARE Participates in LinkTADs Workshop

COMPARE participants are invited to attend the LinkTADs (Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China) workshop...

15 SEP

COMPARE Goes to GET

Exploring the various open-source human genome sharing initiatives

19 AUG

COMPARE on Twitter

COMPARE has a Twitter account: @CompareEurope

19 AUG

GMI Proficiency Test 2015 - sign-up is now closed

This inter-laboratory performance test is provided to facilitate harmonization and standardization in whole genome sequencing and data analysis, with the aim to produce...

13 MAY

COMPARE is the answer

When asked by the European Parliament what Europe is doing about viral and bacterial epidemics and pandemics, the answer was COMPARE.

11 MAY

GMI Proficiency Test sign-up is open

This inter-laboratory performance test is provided to facilitate harmonization and standardization in whole genome sequencing and data analysis, with the aim to produce...

05 MAY

Risk communication in the COMPARE project

Emilio Mordini (Responsible Technology) describes the connection between the COMPARE project and risk communication.

14 APR

GMI to hold 8th meeting in Beijing

GMI 8 is being organised by the China CDC and the GMI Steering Committee. The meeting will be held at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel in Beijing11-13 May 2015.

08 APR

Kickoff Meeting Held

COMPARE holds Kickoff Meeting in Copenhagen

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