The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), jointly initiated by the Union Health Ministry of Health, and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) with Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is a consortium of 28 National Laboratories to monitor the genomic variations in the SARS-CoV-2. INSACOG is a multi-laboratory, multi-agency, Pan-India network to monitor genomic variations in the SARS-CoV-2 by a sentinel sequencing effort. The network carries out whole genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 virus across the nation, aiding the understanding of how the virus spreads and evolves, and provide information to aid public health response. Initially, ten Regional Genome Sequencing Laboratories (RGSLs) spread across the country were identified to carry out genome sequencing of positive samples from different states which is facilitated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi involving the Central Surveillance Unit (CSU) under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). In view of the increasing realization of disease spread and with the possibility of a third wave, it was decided to increase the sequencing efforts in the country. In addition, as the reported cases of reinfection and vaccine breakthroughs being recorded, including these samples for sequencing assumes importance. INSACOG also aims to focus on sequencing of clinical samples to understand the disease dynamics and severity.

INSACOG: Updates

INSACOG: Updates
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1 Guidelines for Recognition of IGSL’s from State / other Research Laboratories and also Recognition of Private Sector Labs PDF icon View Details
2 Q&A on Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) View
3 Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 PDF icon View
4 Myths vs Facts View More
5 Press briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on COVID-19, Dated: 25.06.2021 View More
6 INSACOG Key Aspects PDF icon View
7 Note on INSACOG PDF icon View
8 INSACOG Key Aspects May 6 2021 PDF icon View
9 Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequencing Consortia (INSACOG) PDF icon View
10 INSACOG- Institutions and Contact person list PDF icon View