The Italian NGS Data Analysis Network will connect Next Generation Sequencing technology users and data analysis providers on national level orienting its activity to the recommendations of the:
NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING DATA ANALYSIS NETWORK
The primary objective is to develop a coordinated action plan for scientific community, to help deal with the flood of Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) data in an efficient and coherent manner using state-of- the-art bioinformatics. Establishment of a strong European network of NGS centres, data-analysis and informatics will facilitate and stimulate the exchange of data, protocols, software, experiences and ideas. The Action will implement a ‘technology watch’ to monitor developments in bioinformatics software, in NGS technology, in data-storage and processing hardware, in data visualisation and graphical interfaces. Moreover, this Action will develop a strategic communication, dissemination, and education plan for NGS bioinformatics, to distribute knowledge and expertise via concerted education and publication programs.
The Italian NGS Network will help any NGS infrastructure and data user to get in contact with the COST Action and benefit as much as possible from its activity such as congresses, workshops and student exchange.