The COVID-19 pandemic has been called a “stress test” for open science — one that, by most accounts, it passed. The sharing of new scientific knowledge and data about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its impacts has been fast and furious. But not all experts are convinced that open will become the new norm for science in Canada. At least, not yet.
Topic: Open Data
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has awarded $76 million for 128 new applied research projects at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics. Funded through the tri-agency College and Community Innovation Program and the College-Industry Innovation Fund from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the investments will connect colleges with local companies, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to collaborate on projects that further…
Canada has been making strides toward better open data policies and practices, but still has far to go in terms of comprehensive implementation.
In a report published last week, the Toronto Region Board of Trade recommended that the Toronto Public Library should resolve tensions over data management and data privacy at the Waterfront Toronto’s Quayside project, and lead the city into the future as a smart city.
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.