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(CINECA) Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa

Project summary

Thousands of human genomes and other biomolecular datasets are now being generated in health, rather than research contexts. Centralised storage and analysis of these is no longer technically feasible for data harmonisation, curation, sharing or analysis and ethical, legal, social reasons. CINECA’s vision is a federated cloud enabled infrastructure making population scale genomic and biomolecular data accessible across international borders, accelerating research, and improving the health of individuals across continents. CINECA will leverage international investment in human cohort studies from Europe, Canada, and Africa to deliver a paradigm shift of federated research and clinical applications.


The CINECA consortium will create one of the largest cross-continental implementations of human genetic and phenotypic data federation and interoperability with a focus on common (complex) disease, one of the world’s most significant health burdens

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Horizon 2020