We are posting new data from a workplace out break that has been reported publicly. We have about half of the 30 outbreak genomes sequenced. We normally report the County and State residency of host (when available). We have been going back and forth internally as to what to do in this case to 1. make the data most useful to others and 2. ensure the info does make the individuals (indirectly identifiable). We are wondering what is best practice for this for a GISAID submission and downstream in a nextstrain build. A few options seem to be:
- In location, continue listing the County/State of residence and just add to the additional location information field the workplace (e.g., Workplace X).
- In location, list the location of the workplace (state or County/state) and add to the additional location information field the workplace (e.g., Workplace X).
- Other thoughts?
Finally, I’m not 100% what to list in the Outbreak detail field. Anyone else using this?