FAQs

What are your goals and objectives?

1. Provide state-of-the-art DNA/RNA sample preparation, library construction and sequencing capabilities to support translational research

2. Evaluate and adopt/adapt new technologies and methodologies for research and clinical applications

3. Where no suitable technologies exist, develop and implement novel approaches and techniques

High throughput processing of samples, accomplished by the use of leading edge automation and robotics combined with a suite of Illumina sequencers, leads to the production of highly reproducible results across thousands of samples. OICR's Genomics and Bioinformatics team is able to provide collaborators with analyzed data ready to inform follow-on experiments.

How do I start a new project with OICR's Genomics and Bioinformatics team?

If you have a new genomics project, or are thinking about planning one, please feel free to contact us to set up a preliminary discussion. We are usually able to help scope out new projects and arrive at an experimental plan that makes sense from a scientific and budgetary perspective.

Once we have a better idea of what your sequencing project will entail, we'll ask that you complete a Project Information Form to define its goals and objectives. These forms are used to guide the work that goes into each project from start to finish.

What are the terms and conditions for your sample processing?

Access our Terms and Conditions document for Sample processing and read about high throughput processing of samples, accomplished by the use of leading-edge automation and robotics combined with a suite of Illumina sequencers.

Can you run clinical samples? Are you CAP-CLIA certified?

Currently, we cannot run samples intended to be used in routine clinical diagnostics. Though we are not CAP-CLIA certified, we strive to operate in as 'CLIA-like' fashion as possible with a focus on reproducibility and standardization where possible. More formally, we have an internal program to continually evolve our laboratory quality standards towards meeting ISO9001:2015 and/or Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.