Omics Data Against Cancer (ODAC) Competition

  • Omics Data Against Cancer (ODAC) Competition

    Code : GQ
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2020
    Duration : 2 years


    Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO have joined forces to launch the Omics Data Against Cancer Competition (ODAC), with the goal to promote multidisciplinary research in artificial intelligence, omics and cancer research through support of the development of artificial intelligence applications and methodologies that can leverage cancer research datasets.

    Available Funds

    Funding between $100k and $150k per year for two years will be awarded to the selected projects.

    The maximum amount per project is $300k.

    The overall funding envelope for this competition is $1.5M.

    No co-funding is required for this competition.


    This funding consideration is open to researchers affiliated with any of the university research institutions in Québec.



    February 6, 2020

    Competition launch

    March 9, 2020, noon (EDT)

    Submission deadline LOI – by email to

    March 13, 2020

    Notification of eligibility

    June 1, 2020, 5 p.m. (EDT)

    Submission of application documents, including budget – by email to

    End of September 2020

    Notification of decision

    October 1, 2020

    Project start date


    Note: Génome Québec, IVADO and Oncopole reserve the right to adjust the schedule if required. Such adjustments will be communicated through the competition’s website.


    Submission by email only respecting the deadlines above or for information: