During the next decade, our ability to use and share data will be critical in almost every clinical investigation, as well as in basic and biomedical research.
The growth in the utilization of high-throughput technologies and health data has already generated demand for analysis, software and computer technologies at a scale far beyond what is available in individual centers and even nationally.
To maximize scientific discovery, it is
Ensure the security of genomic and health data. Facilitate data sharing nationally and globally, while respecting patient privacy.
Apply advanced analytics, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), to distributed data.
This project will enable the creation of a new compute node for secure health computing in Québec and extension of the existing HPC4Health node in Ontario. Together, these will form the core of a unique inter-provincial digital platform that will later be expanded nationally. Internationally, it will further secure Canada’s world-leading position in the analysis and management of genomic and health data.
In addition, SD4H also aims to:
Build a governance framework and secure infrastructure to analyze and share data nationally and internationally
Deploy advanced AI approaches for health data.
Enable transformative health-data driven projects.