Call open: 18.05.2020 14:00 CEST
Proposal submission deadlines: 30.06.2020 20:00 CEST
Notification to applicants: at the latest by 15.07.2020
Start of projects: before 31.08.2020
Proposals will be evaluated continuously starting from 31.05.2020 and initiated upon acceptance.
In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, EASI-Genomics is taking the measure to issue an extraordinary call. EASI-Genomics invites external users to apply for access with proposals related to the COVID-19 epidemic for a total budget of 0.5 million €. The Transnational Access rule that applied to EASI-Genomics’ previous calls will exceptionally be waived. However, EASI-Genomics will endeavor to achieve balanced access to services across all EU countries for each EASI-Genomics facility in the overall selection process.
This Extraordinary EASI-Genomics call will focus on whole-genome (short- and/or long-read), whole exome and RNA sequencing of human patients from low-risk populations with severe forms of SARS-Cov-2 infection that have experienced adverse reactions or fatal outcomes. Hence samples from individuals below 50 years of age, with no underlying evident co-morbidities prior to the infection such as diabetes, hypertension, and overweight will be considered in this call (e.g. fasting blood sugar level < 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L), blood pressure < 120/80mmHg, Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 30). Clinical description according to GeCo – COVID-19 phenotype definition should be available for the patients to be included.
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