The National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) is a national research infrastructure and the largest facility within SciLifeLab. NGI provides access to technology for library preparations, sequencing, genotyping and associated bioinformatics support. The platform comprises two nodes: NGI Stockholm and NGI Uppsala; SNP&SEQ Technology Platform, and Uppsala Genome Center (UGC). Please visit the About Us page to read more.
NGI services include a variety of different applications on a range of instruments. You can read more about our services by browsing the Applications, Technologies, or Bioinformatics tabs from the menu above.
The user places an order through the order portal. To place an order, you must first have registered an account.
An order is a request for library preparations/sequencing/genotyping of a set of samples that are to be handled in a homogenous fashion. If you have a set of samples that you wish to analyze using more than one type of application, then you must submit an order for each application.
If you have not used the services NGI provides previously, or if you wish to use a new sequencing/genotyping application, then you should request a planning meeting with NGI.
In this meeting, the estimated project costs, time to completion, sample requirements and experimental approach may be discussed, to ensure that your expectations match what NGI can offer. The meeting is free-of-charge and non-binding.
You can always view your orders through the page “My orders”. Please note it is not possible edit your order once has been submitted.
After your order is submitted, NGI will assess it and perform an internal review of the technical feasibility. An external review will be performed for projects that require more than 5% of NGI’s total sequencing capacity. This only applies to very large projects and you will be notified if your order is affected.
Once an order has been accepted by NGI, you will be notified by the project coordinator from the NGI facility and be given a project ID. An agreement will be prepared by NGI based on your order information. No commitment is made by you until you have signed the agreement.
Note: You must not send or deliver samples to NGI until your project has been accepted and an agreement signed. For information on how to send samples, please visit the Sample Submission page.
The agreement is based on information provided by you; during your communication with our project coordinators and through your submitted order.
NGI will check the details of your order, and contact you if there are any questions. If needed, a planning meeting will be scheduled. When all issues have been resolved, NGI will prepare an agreement which will be sent to you.
Note: You must sign and return the agreement to us. Samples must not be delivered to NGI unless a signed agreement has been sent.
The best way to obtain information about the price for a project is to communicate with the relevant NGI node (see contact information).
For academic researchers, the price of a project is based on a consumables-cost principle: NGI will calculate the expected amount of reagents, consumables, etc, required for the order. Using the price of the reagents that NGI has to pay its vendors, a total cost for the project will calculated.
For commercial researchers, a fee covering all costs for NGI will be calculated.
The personal data you provided when registering in the portal will be used by NGI for the following purposes:
Your personal data will be stored for a maximum of 10 years after your last logged-in activity.
The information you provide will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.
All your personal data in this portal will be reachable via links from this page and the pages for all your orders (see below). The logs for your account and orders contain a record of all changes to those items. For further information regarding your personal data at the different NGI nodes, please contact us.
Authors must acknowledge SciLifeLab, NGI, VR and UPPMAX in any and all publications based on data from NGI node(s).
The text for acknowledging NGI is in the project report delivered with your data and analysis. It differs slightly over time (and by NGI node), please always use the text sent to you with the data. If in doubt, contact us and we will be happy to help.
Last Updated: 20th January 2023