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!!! Molecular External Quality Assessment 2019 !!!

Important note: please submit your mEQA data to the correct website: http://meqa.ddns.net/rubens/ (not this one).

Service Affected - Rubens queries sometimes fail. We are working on the problem (13/12/2019).

Service Affected - to navigate always first click 'Home' (top left), then use the horizontal navigation bar above (not on the left).


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Database Description

The aim of this initiative is to develop a web-accessible and quality-controlled nucleotide database for the WHO Laboratory Network.
This database is used as a tool to track rubella sequence diversity and monitor elimination of virus strains.

This database currently (2020-01-20 18:45:19 +0000) contains 6486 viral sequences.

The quality of all submitted sequences is checked before depositing in the database. We also provide tools:


Citing RubeNS


If you use data from RubeNS, please cite the database and ensure that you have permission from the submitters for any data that you use.