CanPath is based at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, which serves as the platform’s National Coordinating Centre.
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s (DLSPH) strong track record of world-class public health and health services research, education and service combined with its impressive faculty with extensive experience leading large-scale studies and extensive research networks make it a natural home for CanPath.
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is DLSPH’s partner and is responsible for hosting the national CanPath dataset in a safe and secure environment. It is also home to the Ontario Health Study.
The National Coordinating Centre (NCC) manages all aspects of operations for CanPath, including housing the Access Office, distributing funds to regional cohorts, secretariat duties for all committees and working groups, and entering in to access agreements with partner institutions.
The NCC works closely with the six regional cohorts, the Biosamples, Harmonization, and Ethics, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) Committees, on the development of infrastructure to collect data and biosamples, and the mechanism for researchers to access these assets.
The NCC also provides project management, analytical, financial, communications, outreach, and administrative support to the regional cohorts and committees for national activities.