The External Quality Assurance Program Oversight Laboratory (EQAPOL) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-Division of AIDS (DAIDS) funded resource located at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute's (DHVI) Immunology and Virology Quality Assessment Center (IVQAC) to support the development, implementation and oversight of external quality assurance programs that monitor laboratories involved in HIV/AIDS research and vaccine trials around the world.



EQAPOL was featured in a special issue of the Journal of Immunological Methods titled "Building Global Resource Programs to Support HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Studies". Volume 409, Pages 1-174 (July 2014).

Sanchez AM, Denny TN, O’Gorman M. Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Immunological Methods: Building Global Resource Programs to Support HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Studies. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;409:1-5. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.05.016.

Sanchez AM, Rountree W, Berrong M, et al. The External Quality Assurance Oversight Laboratory (EQAPOL) Proficiency Program for IFN-gamma Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot (IFN-γ ELISpot) assay. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:31-43. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.03.017.

Staats JS, Enzor JH, Sanchez AM, et al. Toward development of a comprehensive external quality assurance program for polyfunctional intracellular cytokine staining assays. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:44-53. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.05.021.

Richards AJ, Staats J, Enzor J, et al. Setting objective thresholds for rare event detection in flow cytometry. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;409:54-61. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.04.002.

Lynch HE, Sanchez AM, D’Souza MP, et al. Development and Implementation of a Proficiency Testing Program for Luminex Bead-Based Cytokine Assays.Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:62-71. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.04.011.

Rountree W, Vandergrift N, Bainbridge J, Sanchez AM, Denny TN. Statistical methods for the assessment of EQAPOL proficiency testing: ELISpot, Luminex, and Flow CytometryJournal of immunological methods. 2014;0:72-81. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.01.007.

Todd CA, Sanchez AM, Garcia A, Denny TN, Sarzotti-Kelsoe M. Implementation of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines within the External Quality Assurance Program Oversight Laboratory (EQAPOL). Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:91-98. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2013.09.012.

Garcia A, Keinonen S, Sanchez AM, Ferrari G, Denny TN, Moody MA. Leukopak PBMC Sample Processing for Preparing Quality Control Material to Support Proficiency Testing ProgramsJournal of immunological methods. 2014;409:99-106. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.05.019.

Sanchez AM, DeMarco CT, Hora B, et al. Development of a Contemporary Globally Diverse HIV Viral Panel by the EQAPOL Program. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:117-130. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.01.004.

Sarzotti-Kelsoe M, Bailer RT, Turk E, et al. Optimization and Validation of the TZM-bl Assay for Standardized Assessments of Neutralizing Antibodies Against HIV-1. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;0:131-146. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2013.11.022.

Sarzotti-Kelsoe M, Daniell X, Todd CA, et al. Optimization and Validation of a Neutralizing Antibody Assay for HIV-1 in A3R5 Cells. Journal of immunological methods. 2014;409:147-160. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2014.02.013.

White S, Laske K, Welters MJ, van der Burg SH, Britten CM, Enzor J, Staats J, Weinhold KJ, Gouttefangeas C, Chan C. Managing Multi-center Flow Cytometry Data for Immune Monitoring. Cancer Informatics. 2014: Suppl. 7 111-122. doi: 10.4137/CIN.S16346.