The Research Programs team at OGI assists in the development of Ontario-led, cutting-edge research projects in genomics and associated technology development and access. We work together with project teams to identify and coalesce funding that will facilitate their efforts and lead to the creation of strategic genomics resources.
Since inception, OGI has worked with some 53 projects, some completed and some ongoing, covering a broad spectrum of genomics applications and with budgets totaling over $760million. The duration of projects is from two to five years. Project budgets average $12 million but have been as high as $180 million for large scale international consortia.
Project funding comes from a variety of sources, including Genome Canada (from Industry Canada), the Ontario and other provincial and state governments, and private foundations.
Project leaders are based at academic and other research institutions in Ontario. A majority of projects involve other Canadian and international co-investigators from academia and industry.
In addition to genomics and proteomics science, many projects undertake genomics-related ethical, economic, environmental, legal, and social impact research to examine and probe the effects of their research and discoveries on society.
The Research Programs team organizes and sponsors activities and events that aid in making Ontario more competitive for future funding opportunities in genomics (e.g., through the Genomics Project Development workshop program).
OGI has initiated a SPARK funding program to to provide catalytic funding for high-impact, high-risk and/or early-stage technology development in the Genomic Sciences. To see the awardees from the 2011 competition, please click here. For the current competition, please click here.
Please see our events pages for descriptions of upcoming and previous events, as well as conferences that OGI staff will be attending.
Please visit our Genomics Publication Fund page for open access publications that OGI has previously funded through itâ€™s open access program.