Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams (GiSIRT)


Genome Canada



The Genomics in Society program aims to bring researchers from different regions, sectors and disciplines together to investigate factors affecting the advancement, adoption, evaluation and governance of genomics research and address issues at the intersection of genomics and society that will ultimately contribute to Canada’s leadership and social and/or economic benefits in these sectors.

This program helps address one of the action items in the response to the Review of Integrated GE3LS program (Genomics and its Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social Aspects) by supporting GE3LS research through funding mechanisms in addition to integrated GE3LS research.

Funded Ontario GiSIRT Projects


On March 2, 2020 Genome Canada announced the launch of three projects within its Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams (hereafter “Genomics in Society”) program. These three Genomics in Society projects represent a total investment of $5.8 million ($2.6 million from Genome Canada and $3.2 million from co-funding partners including provincial governments, private sector and not-for-profit organizations).