Canada – European Commission Joint Data Flagship 


The volume and complexity of digital health information available to researchers is increasing every day. This means the need for effective and efficient systems to manage data becomes more and more important. Existing repositories were generally developed independently, without shared, compatible data standards. Recognizing the expertise of researchers in Canada and the European Union who have experience building and administering data repositories to support biomedical research, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Fonds de recherche du Quebec Santé—(FRQS) and the Europrean Commission (EC) are proud to jointly support the development of a collaboration of stakeholders in Europe and Canada in the domain of storing, coordinating, integrating and sharing of human data.

Canada-EC Joint Health Data Flagship Collaboration

Grant Recipient/Institution/Project CIHR/IG FRSQ Total
Bartha Maria Knoppers
McGill University

euCanSHare: An EU-Canada joint infrastructure for  next-generation multi-Study Heart research
550,000  250,000 800,000
Lincoln Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

EUCANCan: a federated network of aligned and interoperable infrastructures for the homogeneous analysis, management and sharing of genomic oncology data for Personalized Medicine.
786,249  0 786,249
Fiona Brinkman
Simon Fraser University

Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA)
800,000  0 800,000
Claudia Emerson
McMaster University

EU-CAN-SHARE:  Integrated human data repositories for infectious disease-related international cohorts to facilitate personalized medicine approaches to infectious disease research
798,200  0 798,200
Felix Breden
Simon Fraser University

Architecture and tools for the query of Antibody and T-cell Receptor Sequencing Data repositories for enabling improved personalized medicine and Immunotherapy.
799,800  0 799,800
Isabel Fortier
Research Institute of the McGill University

EUCAN-Connect: A federated FAIR platform enabling large-scale analysis of high-value cohort data connecting Europe and Canada in personalized health
550,000 250,000 800,000
Total including partner funding 4,284,249 500,000 4,784,249
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