Friday, January 25, 2019

Cloud system facilitates transcontinental human data exchange

News from CRG

Registered researchers will be able to analyse population-scale genomic and biomolecular data with the launch of the Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada and Africa (CINECA), an international project led by EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) with participation of the Centre for Genomic Regulation.

A virtual cohort of data from 1.4 million individuals will be made accessible to approved researchers around the world through CINECA’s federated cloud-based network. 

Rapid access to clinical research data 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 responsible sharing of genetic, phenotypic and life-style data on an unprecedented scale.

Comprised of 18 partner organisations* across three continents, CINECA is composed of data from 11 cohorts selected to provide a diverse representation of studies in rare disease, common disease and national cohorts over time (longitudinal).


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