Consortium involving UNB, McGill to launch platform for genomics, health research


A consortium led by DNAstack and involving the University of New Brunswick and McGill University has announced that it will launch the Canadian Platform for Genomics & Precision Health (CP4GPH). CP4GPH is a $14.5M project that will bring together experts in AI, software engineering, cloud computing, public health, and other areas to develop a platform that can connect and analyze volumes of distributed genomics and health data. The system is an alternative to centralized “data sharing” approaches and makes it possible to efficiently and securely analyze distributed datasets. The platform will be piloted by UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training, which will leverage its expertise and network of data custodians to support the platform’s development.