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


August 25, 2023: We are excited to announce Dictionary 1.18 is now available.

June 8, 2023: We are thrilled to announce the release of Clinical Exceptions, a new features that allows programs to request program and entity level data exceptions. When enabled, clinical exceptions will significantly accelerate the clinical data submission process.

Another new feature is also available on our platform: The Program Entity Page. Accessible from the File Repository, this page presents a summary of the programs, offering a high-level overview of donor and file statistics.

May 3, 2023: We are excited to announce that a new feature is now available on our platform: the Submitted Data Page.

April 5, 2023: We are excited to announce Data Release 6.0 on the ICGC ARGO Data Platform, including the first release of a new RNA-Seq analysis workflow: RNA Seq Alignment, available now for transcriptome sequencing data from Australian Pancreatic Cancer Initiative (APGI-AU).

ARGO Data Dictionary 1.18, Data Release 6.0, and Software Release UI 1.124.1 - API 3.40.0 are now available.

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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