Delaware Community Sequencing Program
The Delaware Community Sequencing Program (DE-CSP) allows undergraduate classrooms and researchers to access microbial (meta)genome sequencing capabilities of the Project WICCED Microbiome Core. This effort is funded by the National Science Foundation through award #1757353.

To propose a DE-CSP sequencing project, please answer the questions below. One to four unique microbial strains or samples can be included for isolate/metagenome sequencing and up to 20 samples for amplicon panel sequencing in a single project. Projects must be directly related to undergraduate classes or undergraduate research at one of the Project WICCED participating institutions to be eligible for support.

Project evaluation occurs as they are submitted. Feedback for unsuccessful applications will be provided.

Questions? Please send a message to
What is your name? (last name, first name) *
Project Title *
Project Type *
If microbial isolate(s) was selected, provide information about the isolation source and method of identification (if available) for each strain.
If amplicon panel was selected, how many samples would you like to submit?
Do you have DNA isolated from the strains/samples? Answering "No" will not affect the decision, we just want to know if we will have to isolate it for you. For safety, we will not accept samples or isolates for DNA isolation that likely contain infectious agents (i.e. stool, sewage, bodily fluids, isolates with BSL-2 or BSL-3 designation). Isolated DNA must be submitted for these and there may be more information required. *
If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please tell us about how the DNA was isolated and stored.
Is this project for a course or an undergraduate research project? *
If it supports a course, please provide the institution, course number, and name.
Provide a brief description of the broad project goals. That is, what are the overarching questions or problems being addressed in the project that the strains or samples are from? (5,000 character limit) *
Describe why (meta)genome sequence data for the specific strains or samples is required for success of the project. (5,000 character limit) *
How will the data be used once it is provided? How will the data guide future research efforts? (5,000 character limit) *
Is there anything else we should know about the strains or samples? (2,000 character limit) *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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