EUCANCan was one of six projects funded under the Horizon2020 call SC1-BHC-05-2018 and received 5,999,453.75 EUR from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme as well as funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research over the duration of four years, starting from January 1st 2019.
Horizon 2020 is the European Commission funding programme to support research and innovation in the European Union. This framework programme has a budget of about 77,028 billion euros for a 7 year period (2014-2020) to support research, technological development and relevant innovative initiatives.
Horizon 2020 groups, compliments and continues previous work achieved during the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2007-2013), strengthens innovation actions from the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology actions.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. CIHR was created in 2000 under the authority of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act. It is an independent agency and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health. CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada.
Six projects were selected for funding under the Horizon2020 call SC1-BHC-05-2018 “International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalized medicine approaches” designed to build a collaboration of stakeholders in Europe and Canada in the domain of repositories storing and sharing