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Government of Canada invests $137M in CANARIE to renew its mandate for 2020-2024

“Canada produces some of the world’s best science and research” [Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a Government of Canada investment of $137M to support its activities from 2020 – 2024. Announced in the penultimate year of CANARIE’s current mandate (2015-2020), […]

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blog arrowDate: August 7, 2019


CANARIE Issues Call to Strengthen Cybersecurity in Canada’s Research and Education Community

Up to 160 participating organizations will benefit from strengthened cybersecurity skills [Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a Call for Participation that will invest in Canadian universities, colleges, and research institutions that participate in the Joint Security Project (JSP). Initially piloted […]

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blog arrowDate: July 30, 2019


Using perfSONAR to test university network capabilities

Contributed by Todd Williams, ACORN-NS The Canadian NREN has been using perfSONAR for several years. CANARIE has supported the purchase of standardized equipment and implementation by each NREN partner, to ensure a common focus on maintaining the performance of this fast, reliable network. In this post, I will break down the experience by ACORN-NS (the […]

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blog arrowDate: July 23, 2019


Successful Federations

Canadians are dependent on the success of both CANARIE and our NREN partners. Posted by Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE The individuals on a team create that team’s dynamic. Recognizing this, CANARIE is very selective when it comes to any new hire. Consequently, near the end of the interview process, members of the executive […]

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blog arrowDate: July 22, 2019


DAIR – May 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the DAIR Community Newsletter. It’s been a few months since our last newsletter, so we have plenty of exciting news to share with you. Thank you… …to all of our DAIR participants that took the time to reply to our recent survey or agreed to chat by phone. […]

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blog arrowDate: July 15, 2019


CANARIE Launches Open Call for Applications for its Board of Directors

CANARIE is seeking two candidates for its Board of Directors [Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for applications for volunteer positions on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component […]

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blog arrowDate: June 10, 2019


Guest Blog: Early Stage Startup, Meet Your Public Cloud

Contributed by Sachin Agarwal of BigBitBus. You have created your MVP and now its time to move it from your laptop or from the box under your desk into a “production” environment. While the CANARIE’s OpenStack cloud, DAIR, is a great place to start developing and testing your software, it is not an environment for […]

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blog arrowDate: May 22, 2019


Securing Research Platforms to Ensure Data Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

Security considerations are crucial throughout the process of developing Research Software. Posted by: Dan Sellars, Manager, Software Development and Julian Corduneanu, Manager, Cybersecurity What to consider? The three main areas of concern to carefully plan when considering security are Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability: Confidentiality — Protecting data from unauthorized parties is an important consideration, even […]

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blog arrowDate: March 19, 2019


Federation Operator Practice: Metadata Registration Practice Statement

This template document is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 3.0. You are free to share, re-use and adapt this template as long as attribution is given. This document draws on work carried out by the UK Access Management Federation and the ACOnet Identity Federation with gratitude. 1. Definitions and Terminology The key words “MUST”, […]

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blog arrowDate: March 18, 2019


Research Software – March 2019 Newsletter

Canadian Research Software Conference 2019 The Canadian Research Software Conference (CRSC) is prepping for its second appearance on May 28-29 in Montreal. Who should attend CRSC 2019? Active developers of software for academic research (regardless of job title) Computational researchers Doctorate Students and those studying to develop research software Developers of open-source software to support […]

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blog arrowDate: March 15, 2019


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