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RCPA - Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants V.1.0 2014

22nd Dec 14

RCPA Approves Standards for Clinical Databases of Genetic Variants

Dear Member

This document has been developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in collaboration with the Human Variome Project (HVP), and the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA). It presents a set of standards to be used in conjunction with other reference materials to promote the quality, accuracy, security, and utility of DNA variant databases used for clinical purposes.

The fundamental principle underpinning this document is that DNA sequence variant databases intended for use in clinical diagnostic testing should be developed, curated, and maintained as safe, secure, and accurate repositories of genomic data.

To read more about this new set of standards, please HERE