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Schemes

Genetics - Training and Competence Tool

Individuals working in genetic laboratories are increasingly becoming required to demonstrate training and competency for different roles they fulfil within the laboratory. Therefore UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics has developed an online training and competency tool to provide a source of external review and evidence continual professional development for the individual.
 
The G-TACT scheme involves entering a virtual genetics laboratory where the participant can navigate between four workstations; sample reception, duty scientist, data analysis and report authorisation. Each station will have tasks to complete appropriate to that role and a participation certificate will be issued once the station EQA module is complete.
 
Registration will enable annual access to three mainstream workstations; sample reception, duty scientist and data analysis, for up to eight individual users.
 
G-TACT was launched at a workshop on 21st June, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bloomsbury, London. For information purposes, the agenda can be downloaded here - G-TACT workshop 21June2016 Agenda.pdf