How you can work with the Oxford Genomics Centre

The OGC combines years of technical knowledge with state of the art equipment to generate high quality genomics data for you. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or absolute beginner; industry or academia we can guide you quickly and painlessly to your results.

Engaging with the OGC instantly provides access to a wealth of experience. Alongside established standard workflows we’re always trying something new. Whatever your needs we’re keen to hear from you.

Here’s how it works:

Project details and quote

The first step is to define your needs. There are several ways for you to contact us.

We have a team of dedicated project managers, all of whom are experienced researchers with years of technical knowledge and practical understanding. Your project manager will help you define the details of your project and will calculate the associated costs. Once established, these costs will be itemised in the form of a quote. This quote is then signed and return to your project manager along with appropriate details for invoicing on project completion.

Sample details and submission

The next step is to prepare and send us your samples. Please see our requirements documents that can be followed to ensure your sample material is of sufficient quantity and quality, depending on your application.

As soon as you can confirm your sample details, they should be sent to your project manager using one of our submission forms. The form will go through our LIMS (system), which is set to track your samples as they pass through our workflow in real time. At this point you will be given a unique project number to be used as reference for your project right through to data generation.

Data quality check and retrieval

The final step is to download your data. All data are first quality checked by our team before being released. Your project manager will provide you with a secure ftp or html download link to use. Alternative options for retrieval are also possible. If you have arranged for data analysis to be included in your project (sequencing projects only), you will be notified of the expected timeline for completion.

It’s as simple as that.

More information:

Sequencing  |  Single-cell analysis  |  Bioinformatics support

Author: Simon Engledow