CDRH Biothreat Challenge

Provide challenge data sets and reference standards for performance comparison of bioinformatics tools used in the biothreat and infectious disease NGS diagnostics community. The focus of this challenge is to enable tool developers to test their algorithms on blinded mock-clinical and in silico metagenomics samples using provided regulatory-grade reference genomes from the FDA-ARGOS database. This will enable the community to look at bioinformatics pipeline performance using a fixed reference genome data standard. The challenge will help familiarize precisionFDA users with the agency’s innovative FDA-ARGOS database resource (

  • Starts
    2018-08-04 00:00:00 UTC
  • Ends
    2018-10-19 03:00:00 UTC

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