For those partners with a recently approved or active partner study, we have provided a checklist of actions with relevant resources prior to shipping samples. This page provides an overview, please use these links for parasite and mosquito specific information and resources.
We cannot accept samples until this checklist is complete. Samples received without relevant approvals in place may be returned. If you have samples ready to send and have completed the checklist, please contact samples [at] malariagen.net to arrange shipping.
If you do not have a MalariaGEN study ID you may need to apply for a partner study. If you are not sure, please contact support [at] malariagen.net.
If you have a partner study but it has been over 12 months since you last submitted samples, please contact samples [at] malariagen.net to check if anything has changed.
To request either DBS collection kits or mosquito shipping kits, please contact samples [at] malariagen.net letting us know your study ID, which kits you need and how many samples you need kits for.
We can accept either DNA samples (Plasmodium and Anopheles), dried blood spot filter paper samples (Plasmodium), or whole mosquitoes preserved in ethanol (Anopheles). Please see parasite partner study resources and mosquito partner study resources for protocols and minimum quantities.
Any non-DBS samples should be submitted in 96 well plates, we request that you use AB-2800 clear 96 well skirted Super plate PCR from Abgene AB2800. We cannot accept any alternatives (Eppendorf tubes, cryovials, deep well plates, etc). If you have any difficulty sourcing, or any questions about the 96 well plates we require, please email samples [at] malariagen.net.
Raw data, generated by either the whole genome or amplicon sequencing, is submitted to the European Nucleotide Archive as soon as it is generated, in line with Wellcome Sanger Institute policy.
After being processed through MalariaGEN data pipelines, data will be returned to partners in a more usable format prior to any open release. More information is provided in parasite partner study resources and mosquito partner study resources.