Illumina Submission

If you want to get information prior to your submission, please use the following inquiry forms below or send us an email at

Project enquiry form - to provide the NSC with a description of your proposed sequencing project

Bioinformatic services request form - to provide the NSC with information regarding bioinformatic services



Option 1 : complete the web-based online submission form and upload the required sample submission table and required attachments 


Option 2: complete the sample submission form (Word file) and sample submission table (Excel file)(if submitting more than 16 samples or a pool) and send it with required attachments (see below), when fully complete, in a single mail to 

After document submission please wait for our reply to confirm that everything is complete and correct, then bring or ship your samples to the address advised by the NSC staff in their reply (either OUS or UiO, shipping addresses are at the back of the submission form).

If you need a price quote in order to obtain a purchase order number, contact us to obtain one on – do not send an incomplete form and the purchase information later.


Required attachments (documenting sample size and integrity)

Unless agreed with us in advance, you are required to provide both:

1. Submission forms (web-based or as file attachments)

2. Gel image or BioAnalyzer (or equivalent method) traces of your samples / libraries.

DNA:   For genomic DNA samples, an agarose gel showing high MW DNA with no degradation is most appropriate (indicate relevant marker sizes, and amount of sample loaded). For ChIP samples, input DNA must be shown.

RNA:   A BioAnalyzer trace/list of RIN numbers is preferred. Agilent Bioanalyzer RNA Integrity Number (RIN) should be > 7.  Gel images showing rRNA are also acceptable, in which case samples should have a 28S/18S ratio >1.6.

LIBRARIES: For prepared libraries, a bioanalyzer trace or equivalent is most appropriate.


Sequencing options

Information about the available at NSC Illumina sequencing options can be found here: Illumina sequencers

Published Mar. 20, 2020 10:50 AM - Last modified Mar. 16, 2022 12:53 PM