Measuring impact: OICR by the numbers
OICR leverages its funding to maximize impact
OICR builds on the investment made by the Ontario government by leveraging additional funds from the public and private sector to support $170.5 million in translational cancer research.
Where do these leveraged funds come from?
This funding helps to support researchers across the province.
OICR supports 1,858 highly qualified personnel at 20 Ontario institutions, and runs 19 programs in areas such as genomics, informatics, drug discovery, imaging and immunotherapy.
This funding supports research across a wide range of scientific interest.
This resulted in:
- 517 publications in peer reviewed journals this year
- 17 actively recruiting clinical trials that have enrolled more than 2,000 patients this year.
Here is how we're helping to improve the research environment to enable more cancer research:
Providing education and training
- 4,067 people attended 78 educational events organized by OICR to share skills, training and knowledge.
Supporting collaboration with Big Data infrastructure
OICR's IT infrastructure supports large-scale collaborative research projects with partners in Ontario and around the world.
- 8 petabytes of storage
That's enough space for 27 years of 24/7 HD video recording
- Over 10,000 compute cores
Most computers have two to four cores
- 50 terabytes of memory
About 12,000x more than an average computer
We work well with others
Our partners are:
OICR leads and supports international initiatives
The ICGC has reached 17,000+ fully characterized donors from 21 primary sites. Data is being shared with qualified researchers around the world.
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has brought together more than 485 organizations and 1,000 individual members from across more than 75 countries to enable the better sharing of genomic and health data.
OICR and FACIT work together to commercialize research
OICR partners with the Fight Against Cancer Innovation Trust (FACIT) to commercialize research for the benefit of patients globally and the Ontario economy.
FACIT has provided $30M in total funding and equity investments
FACIT supported investments have successfully leveraged $286M in additional funding
Cumulative leveraged funds - all sources
We're creating high quality jobs
Jobs in startup firms created by OICR/FACIT activities
- 24 companies created by OICR/FACIT activities
Other economic activity arising from OICR/FACIT-funded activities in 2016/17
- 1 patent awarded
- 1 licence executed
- 23 disclosures