A concerted effort by the research community is being credited with the largest increase in support for fundamental research in history.
In what may be well be remembered as Canada’s first truly 21st century research and innovation Budget, the Liberal government has committed to investing more than $6.4 billion in scientific research, technology and business innovation assistance.
CANARIE is holding public consultations to allow stakeholders to have a say on its proposed 2020 – 2025 mandate. CANARIE is conducting six webinars from March to April to outline the proposed mandate and enlist feedback and guidance. CANARIE, a not-for-profit, federally funded provider of high-speed networking in support of digital research infrastructure, is working towards…
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is working with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to offer the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Ontario government is contributing $63 million to the partnership, but with matching funds from the private sector, the total will rise to $115 million.
CANARIE has announced a second round of competition for projects around reusable software after its pilot program was well received by the research community.
Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) is fragmented, oversubscribed and underfunded, according to officials close to the file. Its precarious state compared to competitor nations comes at a time when more and more areas of R&D are becoming digitized and data driven while the size and complexity of data sets are increasing exponentially.
CANARIE, Canada’s high-performance computing network, is using $2 million in funding to encourage greater sharing of visualization software and other research platforms in an effort to reduce duplication and accelerate discoveries. Under the pilot Research Software Program, five teams will receive funding to improve software tools they have already developed and adapt them for use by researchers in other disciplines. CANARIE says the pilot program aims to demonstrate the viability of a new approach for making more efficient use of research funds.
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A federally commissioned blue-chip panel calling for greater coherence and financial support for fundamental research has made a series of 35 recommendations, including a $1.3-billion increase in the budgets of the three granting councils, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and related entities over the next four years.
Compute Canada (CC) and the National Research Council’s astronomy and astrophysics facilities have teamed up to give astronomers greater computational power needed to process and analyze data from powerful telescopes around the globe.
The federal government is moving on commitments made in its recent Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and 2015 Budget by launching consultations for a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy. Led by Industry Canada, the on-line consultation is seeking submissions from a broad range of stakeholders to guide development of a strategy that the department says…