Our Platform

Advances in genomics over the past several years have given rise to enormous amounts of data. Genomic data from population and clinical cohorts, coupled with vast health and lifestyle data can generate important biological insights in human health, but only if that data can be stored and analysed in new and more sophisticated ways. Indeed, advances in genomics will be made - or hindered - by bioinformatics analytical capacity.

The Canadian Data Integration Centre (CDIC) will offer "soup to nuts" analytical and bioinformatics support to genomic researchers by providing the software and analytic systems to collect and harmonize data, analyze it and electronically publish the results.

CDIC will offer opportunities for leading-edge trans-disciplinary health research and big data approaches that are unprecedented in Canada.

We offer support to the biopharmaceutical industry in biomarker discovery, development and repurposing.

What We Do

Our services are critical in assisting researchers to understand the causes, prevention and treatment of complex human diseases. We will work with other large-scale projects, delivering client-oriented data transfer services that are customizable to researchers' needs. CDIC will assist in:

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Design, collection, assembly and analysis of complex human genomic, clinical and phenomic data and the development of standards for statistical analysis

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Assimilating and Harmonization of data from multiple sources

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Development of integrated data portals and analytical tools to permit researchers to effectively mine the data. Including use case development, wireframes, prototyping, implementation and documentation

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Providing services for Data Linkage to administrative data

With access to some of the largest "-omic", clinical and phenomic data in the world, our teams are international experts in complex analyses for purposes of discovery and development in:

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Cancer

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Cardiometabolic Disease

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Infectious Disease

Who We Are

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee leading the CDIC bring together world-class expertise in the collection, harmonization and electronic publication of phenome- and genome-scale data.

Philip Awadalla

Philip Awadalla

  • Université de Montreal - CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • University of Toronto
philip.awadalla@umontreal.ca
philip.awadalla@oicr.on.ca
Lincoln Stein

Lincoln Stein

  • University of Toronto
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
lincoln.stein@oicr.on.ca
Isabel Fortier

Isabel Fortier

  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
isabel.fortier@mail.mcgill.ca
Vincent Ferretti

Vincent Ferretti

  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
vincent.ferretti@oicr.on.ca

Team Members

Paul Boutros

Paul Boutros

  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • University of Toronto
Jared Simpson

Jared Simpson

  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • University of Toronto
Stephen Mongomery

Stephen Montgomery

  • Stanford University
John Novembre

John Novembre

  • University of Chicago

Our Sponsors

Genome Canada
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
CHU Sainte-Justine
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

Our Partners

Maelstrom

Maelstrom Research

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

BC Generations Project

BC Generations Project

Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds

Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts & Minds

Population Data BC

Population Data BC

Atlantic PATH

Atlantic PATH

Quebec Clinical Research Organization in Cancer

The Quebec - Clinical Research Organization in Cancer

Ontario Health Study

Ontario Health Study

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project

CARTaGENE

CARTaGENE

OPTI-THERA

OPTI-THERA Advanced Study

CBRAIN

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If you are interested in our services or getting involved with the project, we would love to hear from you.

Program Manager, Vanessa Bruat

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