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.

Data Release 3 - May 10, 2021

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

May 10, 2021: We are excited to announce Data Release 3.0 on the ICGC ARGO Data Platform, including a new addition of GATK Mutect2 variant calling data, as well as additional donors released for PACA-CA, OCCAMS-GB, LUCA-KR and PTC-SA.

New Features:
Program data submission dashboards have been updated with new features to visualize progression of data submission. Also, 2 new clinical entities, Immunotherapy and Family History, have been added for clinical data submission.

ARGO Data Dictionary 1.9, Data Release 3.0 and Software Release 1.93.0 - API 3.16.0 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.