Genome Canada Annual Report 2016-17 40 Genomics technology platforms WE LEAD CANADA’S GENOMICS ENTERPRISE Our research funding model combines national leadership with responsiveness to regional and local needs and priorities through the work of six regional Genome Centres. We also support 10 technology platforms that provide the research community across Canada with access to leading-edge technologies and expert advice. 1 2017-05-31 4:51 PM The Genome Centres pursue their own strategic objectives informed by regional strengths and priorities. Several of the Genome Centres obtain funding from other sources, primarily provincial governments, to support regionally focused research programs. The operational costs to fulfil the Centres’ mandates are supported by many sources of funding, including Genome Canada. In 2016-17, Genome Canada provided $880,000 each to Génome Québec, Ontario Genomics and Genome British Columbia, and $734,800 each to Genome Atlantic, Genome Prairie and Genome Alberta. As recipients of Genome Canada funding, the Genome Centres are subject to regular external assessments. GENOMICS ENTERPRISE Genome Canada operates within a unique and highly effective model. It works collaboratively with six regional Genome Centres, each of which is independently incorporated, in pursuit of agreed-to objectives in genomics research. This approach enables national breadth and regional depth, ensuring collective, pan-Canadian action in determining priorities and delivering programs. The Genome Centres play a significant role on a number of levels. They: • foster regional expertise in genomics research, • develop partnerships to strengthen regional leadership and competitiveness, • facilitate researcher access to the technology platforms, • create unique and innovative public outreach programs, and • most importantly, secure co-funding for projects from both domestic and international investors. Genomics technology platforms