Calls for access
Open and transparent competition to select the best user projects

 Application guidelines

EASI-Genomics will provide free-of-charge sequencing and data analysis services to selected projects. Researchers from academia or industry willing to benefit from this opportunity will have to submit complete proposals responding to the EASI-Genomics Calls, through the online application platform established for this purpose. Eligible proposals will be evaluated by external reviewers, and eventually selected and allocated to one of the EASI-Genomics facilities. The sections below summarize the application, selection, and implementation processes for the 4th TNA Call.

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EASI-Genomics has already launched four calls over a period of 4 years. EASI-Genomics Transnational and Extraordinary Access Calls were/are announced and published on the EASI-Genomics website and on its Twitter account (@EasiGenomics). The opening and closing date and time of each call as well as the topics and services offered for each call are published online on this page.

Timeline for the fourth TNA Call: 

  • Applicants will be able to submit their proposal through an online application platform on the website for six weeks and will be notified about acceptance/rejection of their application within 8 to 10 weeks after the call for the applications closure date.
  • The submitted projects will undergo ethics check by an internal panel of independent experts.
  • Applicants will be notified about their proposal's ethical acceptance/requirements/rejection within 4 to 5 weeks from the call for applications closure date.
  • Applicants receiving ethics clearance will become official users of the EASI-Genomics service.
  • The selected users will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding no later than September 15, 2022.
  • Users will contact the facility(ies) for organizing the sample/data transfers at their own costs.
  • Samples and/or data will have to reach the allocated EASI-Genomics facility(ies) by November 1, 2022 at the latest.
  • The facilities will provide their allocated users with the sequencing data as agreed. If requested, they can ship back the sequenced samples always at the user's expense.
  • It is mandatory to deposit the sequenced data within open-controlled data repositories as soon as possible upon receipt.
  • Scientific publications partly or entirely based on the sequenced data generated through the TNA will need to acknowledge EASI-Genomics contribution. Sharing the DOI or equivalent link towards the publication with EASI-Genomics is mandatory.