ICON Selected as Data Management Partner for UK Genomes Project

February 9, 2016

As data management partner, ICON will use its data management capabilities, and understanding of the growing role genomics data will have in clinical trials, to validate clinical data from the 70,000 participating patients and their families.

ICON announced that it has been selected by Genomics England as its data management partner for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Announced by the British Prime Minister in 2012, the 100,0000 Genomes Project is sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from 70,000 National Health Service (NHS) cancer and rare disease patients and their families. De-identified data from the Project will be made available to approved researchers from industry to help accelerate the development of new treatments and diagnostic tests that are targeted at the genetic characteristics of individual patients.

As Genomics England’s data management partner, ICON will use its data management capabilities, and understanding of the growing role genomics data will have in clinical trials, to validate clinical data from the 70,000 participating patients and their families. This work will take place within the secure Genomics England data environment.

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