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Guidance for reporting laboratory data on African swine fever (ASF)

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This technical report is aimed at guiding the reporting of data on analytical test results, and related metadata, to EFSA in the context of the activities for the surveillance and monitoring of African Swine Fever. The objective is to explain in detail the individual data elements that are included in the EFSA Standard Sample Description version 2 (SSD2) data model. The guidance is intended to support the reporting countries in data transmission using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data file transfer through the Data Collection Framework (DCF) according to the protocol described in the EFSA Guidance on Data Exchange version 2 (GDE2). The data elements are explained, including information about data type, list of allowed terms and associated business rules. Instructions about how to report common sampling schemes are also provided to ensure harmonised reporting among the countries.