I'm doing eQTL analysis. The genotyping data are from two sequencing centers using same type of SNPs chip. But one center genotyping has a better SNPs call rate than the other one: ~100,000 more SNPs were called. I did QC on two datasets separately. QC would also cause some SNPs variance between the two datasets, while means some SNPs will be removed in one data set but won't in the other.
Now I am stuck on the imputation step. Should I do imputation separately and combine the two imputed genotyping data sets for later eQTL? or first combine the two QCed genotyping data sets and do imputation together? I don't know much about the principles of genotyping imputation, so hope someone can help me on this. Thanks!