About OneLab

OneLab is an initiative developed to bridge, train, and sustain a capacity-building community among laboratory professionals and testers to collectively support rapid, large-scale responses to public health emergencies.

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OneLab Network

OneLab Network aims to meet laboratory learners’ most urgent training needs and collectively support rapid, large-scale emergency responses.

  • Identify and respond to feedback from laboratory professionals
  • Share free training resources to help learners respond to laboratory challenges
  • Connect laboratories to exchange lessons learned and best practices

View the OneLab Network Year in Review Newsletter.

Access materials and recordings from prior network meetings.

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OneLab Network Members


Engaged in Training Oversight & Development

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Unique Laboratories Represented


Perform COVID-19 Testing

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Stats As of February 2023.  

OneLab Training Needs Assessment

To support the development and dissemination of relevant and timely education and training resources for OneLab, CDC conducted a Training Needs Assessment in February 2021, consisting of an electronic survey and multiple focus groups.


TNA Timeline
OneLab Resources

The training needs assessment resulted in the identification of four cross-cutting needs for the clinical laboratory community, and three education and training areas of need: technical topics, preparedness and emergency operations, and crisis leadership.

In response, CDC OneLab is developing new education and training resources, and leveraging existing resources in response to findings.


For more information on the OneLab initiative, email OneLab@cdc.gov.