Gen-FS coordinated proficiency test data for genomic foodborne pathogen surveillance, 2017 and 2018 exercises

Sci Data. 2020 Nov 19;7(1):402. doi: 10.1038/s41597-020-00740-7.


The US PulseNet and GenomeTrakr laboratory networks work together within the Genomics for Food Safety (Gen-FS) consortium to collect and analyze genomic data for foodborne pathogen surveillance (species include Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli (STECs), and Campylobactor). In 2017 these two laboratory networks started harmonizing their respective proficiency test exercises, agreeing on distributing a single strain-set and following the same standard operating procedure (SOP) for genomic data collection, running a jointly coordinated annual proficiency test exercise. In this data release we are publishing the reference genomes and raw data submissions for the 2017 and 2018 proficiency test exercises.

Publication types

  • Dataset

MeSH terms

  • Campylobacter / isolation & purification
  • Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
  • Food Microbiology / methods*
  • Food Safety*
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Genomics / standards*
  • Laboratories / standards*
  • Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification
  • Salmonella enterica / isolation & purification
  • United States