Genomics R&D Initiative (GRDI)

The Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) supports genomics research in federal government laboratories in areas such as health care, food safety and global food security, sound management of natural resources, a sustainable and competitive agriculture sector, and environmental protection.

Services and information

About GRDI

Supports genomics research in 8 federal science departments and agencies

Success stories

Successes in developing solutions to priority issues for Canada

Shared priority projects

Research through shared priority projects to address important issues for Canadians

Benefits for Canadians

Supports agriculture, environment, fisheries and oceans, forestry and health in Canada

Reports and evaluations

Annual performance reports and evaluations

About genomics

Genomics is the study of genes and how they work, and the creation of new tools to advance related research

GRDI impacts

Impact areas

GRDI's research offers solutions to key issues for Canadians

Impact summary

An overview of significant benefits the GRDI has delivered to Canadians

Impact infographic

A visual depiction of how the GRDI delivers on the promise of genomics to enhance the health, safety and economic prosperity of Canadians

Why collaborate with us

The GRDI creates environmental, social and economic benefits for Canadians. Research areas include agriculture, environment, fisheries and oceans, forestry and health. We deliver our projects in collaboration with universities, other government departments, international research institutes, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

Partners / Participating GC departments and agencies