Ontario Genomics – Data Coordination and Collaboration Hub


The Data Coordination and Collaboration Hub (Data Hub) is designed to support and maximize the impacts produced by a portfolio of selected Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams (ICT) projects. The Data Hub intends to leverage existing digital research infrastructure or software platforms and focus on adding value to these, as opposed to engineering new software. Moreover, the intent is to support the success of individual projects by providing data resources and broader connections to stakeholders.

Comments on Funding:

  1. Funding is up to $4 million of Genome Canada available for the Data Hub project. This includes up to $1.5 million for the first phase and up to $2.5 million for the second and third phases.
  2. Only one pan-Canadian team will be funded.
  3. Co-funding that is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution is required.
  4. There is a 100% co-funding commitment required for the first phase at the time of the release of funds.
  5. The term is five years.


The applicant (team) must:

  • be pan-Canadian with representation from at least three provinces.
  • include relevant expertise in:
    a. Data governance (i.e., data-sharing, access, security and privacy policy).
    b. Data management (i.e., standards, metadata, data portals and cloud computing).
    c. Data analytics (i.e., bioinformatics, statistics, and AI).
    d. Agriculture science (e.g., crops and livestock).
    e. Climate science (e.g., carbon accounting, climate modelling, geographic information systems).
  • have a project that includes public or private sector partner(s) to:
    a. support computational infrastructure and longer-term sustainability.
    b. facilitate the downstream use and/or impact of the data resources.
  • Project leaders from the ICT teams cannot be Project Leaders of the Hubs. However, members of the ICT teams can be involved in the Hub team as co-applicants.
  • Specific eligibility requirements for each open challenge will be provided.

Applications Steps:

For more information and to discuss projects, potential applicants should contact Laura Riley, Manager, Sector Innovation and Programs, Ontario Genomics at lriley@ontariogenomics.ca.

Documentation Needed:

Check the documentation requirements for each challenge when launched.

Other Things to Note:

New Funding Opportunity – Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food System Initiative:

  • Registrations due at a Genome Centre December 2022 (Please check date with the applicant’s regional Genome Centre).
  • Full application due at a Genome Centre May 2023 (Please check date with the applicant’s regional Genome Centre).

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