External quality assessment for tuberculosis diagnosis and drug resistance in the European union: A five year multicentre implementation study
Nikolayevskyy, V., Hillemann, D., Richter, E., Ahmed, N., Van Der Werf, M.J., Kodmon, C., Drobniewski, F., Ruesch-Gerdes, S.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis proficiency testing trials: Toward european harmonization of the typing of food and clinical strains of listeria monocytogenes
Félix, B., Niskanen, T., Vingadassalon,N., Dao, T.T. Asséré, A., Lombard, B., Brisabois, A., Roussel, S.
First Evaluation after Implementation of a Quality Control System for the Second Line Drug Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Joint Efforts in Low and High Incidence Countries
Hillemann, D., Hoffner, S., Cirillo, D., Drobniewski, F., Richter, E., Rusch-Gerdes, S.
European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net)
The ERLI-Net sub-network of reference laboratories of the European Influenza Surveillance Network carries out virological surveillance of human influenza in the EU/EEA through the EISN timely reporting mechanism and strengthening laboratory capacity for influenza virus detection, antiviral susceptibility testing and typing.
About the network
The main objectives of ERLI-Net are to carry out virological surveillance of human influenza and to ensure that data are shared through the European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) reporting mechanisms in a timely manner.
Influenza laboratory quality control
In accordance with the Key Tasks, ERLI-Net laboratories should participate in external quality assurance (EQA) schemes. EQA panels are distributed by both ERLI-Net and the WHO.
Public Health Microbiology Programme
Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.