EUCANCan is a European-Canadian cooperation aimed at enhancing modern oncology by implementing a cultural, technological, and legal integrated framework across Europe and Canada. The framework will facilitate efficient analysis, management, and sharing of cancer genomic data.

This cooperative framework is not only expected to immediately contribute to improving biomedical research in cancer, but to also serve as a model for globalizing and enriching personalised medicine initiatives, allowing the exchange of data, clinical experience, and information across different national health systems. EUCANCan’s major efforts are directed to tackle current cultural, technical, and ethico-legal limitations that prevent the sharing and the reuse of existing and newly generated genome oncology data.

EUCANCan is part of the EUCAN cluster, which consists of the six projects that were funded under the Horizon 2020 call


A federated network of aligned and interoperable infrastructures for the homogeneous analysis, management and sharing of genomic oncology data for Personalised Medicine.


European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


1 January 2019 – 31 December 2022 (48 months

Total Funding

5,999,453.75 EUR


Prof David Torrents, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)


18 partners across Europe and Canada 

How LINQ Supports EUCANCan

  • . Communication & Dissemination for the EUCANCan project 
  • . Coordinating EUCAN cluster-wide communication activities 

Leading the strategic planning and execution of all EUCANCan’s communication activities

LINQ leads Work Package 7, dissemination and exploitation. In this role, we have set up the EUCANCan website, manage the EUCANCan Twitter account, and support the consortium with diverse activities to expand the reach of the project and its outcomes. Among other things, we publish monthly articles about project achievements and interviews with consortium members on the EUCANCan blog and produce a regular internal newsletter, which provides all consortium members with a distilled overview of recent and upcoming project milestones and events.

Key components of the EUCANCan consortium’s work include homogenizing protocols for genome analysis and generating standards for the organization, indexing, and sharing of clinical data close or inside healthcare settings. In line with these aims, LINQ has supported the consortium in organizing several workshops, trainings, and webinars focused on discussing and sharing knowledge, thoughts, and insights into the future of international health data sharing. Taking overall responsibility for the organization of these events, LINQ has managed the entire cycle from communication with participants and speakers to promotion activities.

Driving collaboration within the EUCAN cluster

The EUCANCan consortium collaborates actively with the five other projects in the EUCAN cluster. There are several cluster-wide working groups such as the EUCAN Dissemination & Communication Group (D&C) and the EUCAN Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Collaboratory. LINQ is coordinating the EUCAN D&C group’s monthly meetings as well as the six-monthly EUCAN cluster newsletter produced by the group. Our team has also been taking a leading role in forging collaboration between the D&C group and other EUCAN working groups. At the end of 2021, we organized a joint webinar between the D&C groups and the ELSI Collaboratory focused on how fostering stakeholder engagement can improve transparency and accountability in international sharing of health data.

Beyond driving collaboration in the EUCAN cluster, we have also facilitated joint activities between EUCANCan and other health research initiatives, including ESPACE, another Horizon 2020-funded project managed by LINQ. Our team organized a joint webinar and half-day online training by the two projects in early 2021.

"As an essential part of the EUCANCan family, LINQ is coordinating and pushing very efficiently the communication and dissemination of the project. The LINQ team closely follows the activity of the project and is increasing its visibility. It is a pleasure to work with this effective and proactive team." Prof David Torrents
Barcelona Supercomputing Center