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.

To discuss a potential project, learn more about the services we offer, or to order a service, please use one of these links:

  • For genome and transcriptome sequencing and analysis, including long-read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore System, please see our Genome Technology Services pages.
  • For information on using an academic compute cloud for running analytic pipelines on large-scale human genomics data, please visit the Cancer Genome Collaboratory.
  • For information on the molecular pathology technologies and services we provide, please see the Diagnostic Development pages.
  • For information on accessing the Ontario Health Study, a large longitudinal population cohort, please visit the OHS pages.


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:

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

Assimilating and Harmonization of data from multiple sources

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

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:

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

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
University of Toronto

Lincoln Stein

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
University of Toronto

John Bartlett

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Jared Simpson

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

University of Toronto

Trevor Pugh

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Team Members

Julie Hussin

Montreal Heart Institute

Stephen Montgomery

Stanford University

John Novembre

University of Chicago

Christina Yung



Contact Us

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