Mar 5 2019

CanDIG Partners With 19 Organizations to Launch the CINECA Project

~Project aims to accelerate medical research and drug development through secure analysis of 1.4 million individuals across continents~


The Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada and Africa (CINECA) was launched by CanDIG and 19 organizations across the three continents in January 2019. It allows unprecedented insight by enabling search and analyses of genomic and clinical health data of 1.4 million people through a federated computational network. The platform unlocks the potential to study rare diseases and genomic variants and creates an interoperable health data system to accelerate research and advance benefits to patients on an extraordinary scale.

CINECA allows scientists to share their findings and reduce the need to duplicate costly studies. This accelerates research and helps advance benefits to patients through the sharing of genetic, phenotypic and lifestyle data on an unprecedented scale. It aims to create the most personalized medicine programs possible worldwide.

To know more about CanDIG’s role in the collaboration, click here to read our interview with Jonathan Dursi, Technical Lead of the CanDIG project and Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Computational Medicine at SickKids.

Click here for the official press release.