I’ve written before on the moral imperative for timely data sharing of pathogen genome sequences during an outbreak. With Alli Black and others from the lab and elsewhere, we’ve been attempting our first sequencing work from Zika samples collected from the US Virgin Islands. We have so far produced 11 Zika genomes. We have a GitHub repo for the sequencing work with detailed experimental protocols and bioinformatic pipelines. We’ve also released a “marker paper” on bioRxiv that spells out analyses that we intend to do with these data (in this case, an in-depth look at the USVI Zika outbreak). We’ve pushed all 11 genomes to nextstrain.org/zika.