How to contribute?The process to get your data in the database and to receive an YHRD accession number which you need for publication is as follows
Step 1It is mandatory for new contributor to pass a "Quality test", which means a correct typing of 5 blind DNA samples for the Y-STR markers which you are going to submit; the results will be evaluated and certified by us. This test is required only once, future contributions or updates of your samples will not require a new QC. Currently more than 190 labs from 49 countries have performed the YHRD QC test.
- please provide your mailing address; we send you a set of 5 blind samples;
- please type these blind samples for the markers which you want to upload to the database and publish
- please send the results to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org as an e-mail attachment (example file, file format description)
- Please note: As an alternative to our blind test we accept a successful participation in established quality assurance schemes which evaluate Y-STRs (GEDNAP, GEP-ISFG, GITAD etc).
Step 2Please submit your population data to the same address (example file, file format description). We perform a quality check of these data which includes (a) a plausibility check to find obvious typos and (b) a similarity / genetic distance check, which includes a comparison of your data with other closely related population samples from YHRD to find out whether your data deviate from the typical core haplotypes of the region. We use the AMOVA (Analysis of Molecular Variance) to test for genetic distances between your sample and reference samples (see Population Analysis)
Step 3Once your lab has passed the QC and your data have been checked you receive an "Accession number" for each population sample, e.g.
Step 4Once your publication is accepted for publication, we upload your data to the YHRD.
Step 5Search the YHRD for your population by using the population name, e.g. Beijing, China [Han] or Berlin, Germany [German] by accession number YA003197 or YA002904, respectively
Last modified 1 year and 9 months ago by Sascha Willuweit