The Babraham Bioinformatics group has been processing next-generation sequencing data since the first high throughput machines came online. Quality control has always been at the forefront of their work, leading to the release of a number of tools such as FastQC. In addition to tools the group runs workshops and gives lectures on the topic. QC Fail is a natural extension to this work, aiming to share common (and not so common) modes of error encountered when processing data.
The QC Fail website was written by Babraham alumnus Philip Ewels (now working at SciLifeLab in Stockholm, Sweden). Simon Andrews and other members members of the Babraham Bioinformatics group are behind the content. Initially starting with posts about next generation sequencing, we hope that the site grows to a network covering different fields in biology. After all, everyone has seen some fails in their time!