CANARIE's Research Software Program invests in and supports two types of projects:
1. Research Platforms are software for research within a specific discipline 2. Research Services are software components that perform specific data management functions (i.e. storage, visualization, transfer, retrieval, etc.) that could benefit any research platform, regardless of discipline
CANARIE's Research Software Program adopts a highly efficient model to address a gap in research software tools. Research Platforms can draw from an existing toolkit of Research Services, developed by other researchers in previous rounds of CANARIE funding. New Platforms pledge to add new Services to the toolkit, resulting in significant process and cost efficiencies through a powerful cycle of software development and reuse. CANARIE's full suite of powerful Software Services is available at no cost to the worldwide scientific research community at https://science.canarie.ca.
Illustrating the powerful efficiencies of this collaborative model, the new Platforms will re-use 9 Services from previous rounds of investments and contribute 27 new Services to this pool of resources. In total, CANARIE is funding the development of 60 research services and 12 research platforms over the course of its current mandate.
CANARIE is pleased to announce the following new Platforms and Services, in diverse disciplines ranging from sustainable buildings and smart structures, to immunogenetics, arctic environmental studies and e-learning.
New Research Platforms:
-- iReceptor; led by Dr.
Felix Breden, The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University- The world's first platform to integrate immune receptor gene sequences across a number of international research centres. For the first time, researchers will be able to collaborate on the analysis of large-scale immunogenetic sequence databases to improve the design of vaccines and therapeutic antibodies. -- Research Platform for Smart Facilities Management (RP-SMARF); led by Professor Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University- The first cloud- based platform to allow widely-dispersed researchers to share scattered data analysis tools, databases and expertise toward building smart facilities in the increasingly interconnected smart cities of the future. -- VidEo: Annotation Processing System (VESTA); led by Mr. Andre Lapointeand Mr. Tom Landry, Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal(CRIM) - An integrated set of innovative software tools for the analysis and annotation of audio and video recordings used to advance e-learning initiatives in the educational studies research community. -- ArcticConnect; led by Professor Maribeth Murrayand Professor Steve Liang, University of Calgary- A platform to consolidate environmental information from multiple sources (including sensors, field experiments, satellites and citizen observation) in the Arcticand subarctic, to link efforts among indigenous people, the research community, the private sector and government agencies, improving the management of a changing Arctic. -- Green 2.0; Led by Professor Tamer El-Diraby, University of Toronto- A platform enabling researchers to study water and energy optimization in green buildings, through the collection and analysis of large volumes of data collected by sensors, social media and scientific experiments.
New Research Services:
-- Generic 3D Web-Viewer Service (BrainBrowser); Led by Dr.
Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University- A service that leverages the CBRAIN platform, funded by CANARIE in its previous mandate, to provide the Canadian research community with a browser-based 3D web viewer service for the visualization of local or remote data. -- ExPLORE Complex Oceanographic Data; Led by Ms. Reyna Jenkyns, Ocean Networks Canada - A service to significantly extend the interoperability and exchange of multi-dimensional and mobile marine data for use by a multidisciplinary community of scientists, the public, government and non-governmental agencies. -- Active Folders; Led by Dr. Paul Lu, Department of Computer Science, University of Alberta- A new service for high-speed, easy data transfer between high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud data centres, and researchers' own servers and devices.
To ensure these Platforms and Services meet the needs of the community,
CANARIE designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for
CANARIE's roots are in advanced networking, and CANARIE continues to evolve the national ultra-high-speed backbone network that enables data-intensive, leading-edge research and big science across
CANARIE also leads the development of research software tools that enable researchers to more quickly and easily access research data, tools, and peers. In support of
Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form
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