CanDIG and the Press

2020 Sep 15: CANARIE Selects and Funds CanDIG Project to make Research Clinical Data FAIRer

As health research data grows in volume and complexity, data management and authorized reuse grows more important for science. CanDIG’s secure federated platform will make access to rich consented clinical research data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) to authorized researchers, supported by new funding announced today by CANARIE. Read More


2019 May 27: CanDIG To Be Part of the Digital Health and Discovery Platform

Today, Minister Navdeep Bains announced funding for the Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP) through the health and biosciences stream of the Strategic Innovation Fund. Led by the Terry Fox Research Institute and Canadian AI in healthcare company Imagia, DHDP is building a Canada-wide health data platform where researchers and doctors will collaborate to accelerate the development of new and personalized treatments to help to find cures for diseases that affect Canadians. Read More


2019 Jan 24: Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale

Getting the answers patients and researchers need requires the ability to analyze or query health and genomic data from an enormous number of patients - patients who have their own needs, and deserve to have their data kept at the highest levels of security and privacy. Read More


2018 Nov 21: CANARIE selects CanDIG project as basis for a prototype National Data Service for Health Genomics

As data management grows more important for science, building Canadian capacity for managing and securely accessing health genomics will help accelerate biomedical discovery. Read More


2017 Oct 17: Cross-Canada Project CanDIG Selected to Help Drive International Genomics Standards

Making the most of biomedical research requires new ways of discovering and exchanging knowledge about genomic data; Canadian project CanDIG has been selected to help lead an effort for securely sharing such datasets. Read More