By moving data to the cloud, cancer researchers are able to work more efficiently and more cost-effectively, and that helps them to bring their research to cancer patients sooner. The Collaboratory research cloud enables Data Access Compliance Office (DACO)-authorized scientists to run complex data and analysis operations across a large repository of cancer genome sequences and their associated patient clinical information. The DACO authorizes researchers to access controlled data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). OICR houses the Data Coordination Centre and Secretariat of the ICGC and has ICGC research projects underway in prostate and pancreatic cancers.