ICGC ARGO Data Platform

The International Cancer Genome Consortium Accelerating Research in Genomic Oncology (ICGC ARGO) aims to uniformly analyze specimens from 100,000 donors with high quality clinical data in order to address outstanding questions that are vital to the quest to defeat cancer.

Access Controlled Data

The Data Access Compliance Office (DACO) handles approval for access to controlled molecular data in the ARGO Data Platform.

Download Data

ICGC ARGO clinical data will be available for download in the File Repository. Molecular data can be downloaded after obtaining DACO approval.

Data Analysis Workflows

ICGC ARGO uniformly analyzes molecular data against the GRCh38 Human Reference Genome.

Latest News


January 30, 2023: We are excited to announce Dictionary 1.16 is now available.

New Features: Program dashboards have been updated with new features to view the submitted RNA Sequencing data.

ARGO Data Dictionary 1.16, Data Release 5.0, and Software Release UI 1.119.1 - API 3.38.1 are now available.

June 8, 2022: Data submitters can now submit supplemental surgery data for donors that have this specified treatment in the new Surgery clinical table.

March 7, 2022: We are excited to announce Data Release 5.0, which includes Open Access Variant Filtered data in the File Repository for APGI-AU, PACA-CA, OCCAMS-GB, PTC-SA, and LUCA-KR.

If you have feature suggestions or feedback, please contact us.

Publication Guidelines

How to cite the ARGO Data Platform and datasets within your publication.

Release Notes

Find details about Platform software releases and data releases.

Programmatic APIs

Access Platform data through our public ARGO API.

ICGC 25K Data Portal

Explore the original initiative that produced >20,000 tumour genomes across 26 cancer types.

Data Submission

Instructions for programs to submit clinical and molecular data.


Resources for how to use the ARGO Data Platform and how to access data.

Ontario Institute for Cancer ResearchThe ARGO Data Platform is built with open-source products that you can incorporate into your systems though Overture.bio.
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