Investigate the utility of a national solution for public health genomics data sharing, storage and analysis (AusTrakka)
This project aims to further develop and implement AusTrakka, a national genomics surveillance platform already being utilised across states and territories for SARS-CoV-2. By working together with the pathogen specific teams this program aims to investigate key functional features of the platform that will make it useful and meaningful to informing public health response. Key features that will be analysed and evaluated include accessibility and acceptability, turn-around times to data analysis and presentation, simplicity of analysis interpretation, and capacity for rapid multi-jurisdictional outbreak detection.
As genomic sequencing is routinely established, genomic data will be submitted in realtime to AusTrakka for daily analyses to define genomic matches between bacterial isolates within and between jurisdictions, and internationally. Subsequent actions will be pathogen-specific, in line with current structures for disease groups.