Montreal, Quebec, December 10, 2021
The Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19 (BQC19) is pleased to announce a new data release to the research community.
COVID-19 scientists can now access three new datasets, namely, GWAS, immuno-serology and metabolomic data. In addition to these three new datasets, there are additional clinical and phenotypic data, as well as transcriptomic data that will enhance the current collection.
The BQC19 clinics have recruited participants from around the province who have consented to have their data and blood collected to help understand and fight COVID-19. To date, 3,553 Quebecers have donated blood samples at nine different clinical sites in four regions of the province, with 30,353 samples now available to researchers.
The BQC19 has been sharing with researchers from around the world data, specimens and analyses derived from blood samples and information from the participants.
The new datasets include: