The use of Next Generation Sequencing is growing in both clinical and research contexts with whole exome or whole genomes becoming increasingly common place as costs of sequencing, analysis and storage all fall. The extended coverage of this data compared to targeting specific genes means it has longer-term value and wider re-use scenarios. This brings the question of how to protect this value over the long-term so the data can be re-used in the future with confidence on its origin, integrity and reliability.
This webinar looks at the challenges of NGS data preservation, including preserving the context around the data as well as the data itself. For example, capturing and recording how a sample was extracted, prepared, sequenced and then the pipeline that the resulting data is put through will all influence the ability to reuse that data in the future. In a clinical setting, QC and validation is an essential part of this record.
This webinar explores these issues with suggestions on how information security, digital preservation and risk management can all be brought to bear on the problem.