Announcing the latest AIRR Community publication!
Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) can be deeply analyzed to study its complexity thanks to AIRR-sequencing (AIRR-seq) based on high throughput sequencing. However, like many high-throughput technologies, AIRR-seq comes with several technical challenges, notably the lack of established controls and standards, a necessity when considering current available and envisioned AIRR-seq applications. The Biological Resources Working Group within the AIRR Community, established in 2017, aims at studying, prioritizing and developing biological controls and standardization reagents for AIRR-seq studies. In this article, they review current practices, resources and considerations for using and developing AIRR-seq standards and controls.