30 June 2020In order to enable a broad national covid-19 screening program, the Dutch government took the decision to launch a central IT platform, the 'CoronIT platform'. The rapid connection of all GGD's testing laboratories to this platform was an essential part of the project. In the Netherlands, the MIPS LIS solution ‘GLIMS’ is core to more than 70% of microbiology laboratories and therefore had an important contribution to make to the success of the platform go-live. Today all 12 GGD test laboratories are connected to the CoronIT platform. Further 15 laboratories are to go live in a few weeks.