The international MAQC Society launches to enhance reproducibility of high-throughput technologies

Reproducibility is a fundamental hallmark of good science. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-led Microarray and Sequencing Quality Control (MAQC/SEQC) consortia conducted three projects 1,2,3 to assess the reliability and reproducibility of genomics technologies, including microarrays, genome-wide association studies, and next-generation sequencing. Here, we announce that this decade-long effort has led to the formation of a new international society, the Massive Analysis and Quality Control (MAQC) Society (http://www.maqcsociety.org), which is dedicated to quality control and analysis of massive data generated from high-throughput technologies for enhanced reproducibility.