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DAIR Newsletter – December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 edition of the DAIR Community Newsletter. We have exciting news to share with you. BigBitBus Selected to Develop New DAIR BoosterPack One of our DAIR graduates, BigBitBus, will be building the latest DAIR BoosterPack, “Kubernetes Automation Toolkit (KAT)”, which focuses on adopting containerization technology to help businesses: Start to use […]

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blog arrowDate: December 15, 2020


Service Bulletin – eduroam Android users will no longer connect, requires a CAT profile change

Issue The December Android 11 QPR1 security update changes how certificates are handled for Wi-Fi security. This means Android eduroam users will lose the ability to connect to eduroam unless they use the eduroam CAT profile. Solution Create and launch your eduroam CAT profile. Available for download from the cat.eduroam.org portal. Support Contact tickets@canarie.ca Additional […]

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blog arrowDate: December 10, 2020


Shibboleth v4 Upgrade Guidance

Regardless of the platform you use, keeping current on your Identity Provider (IdP) software is a vital factor in your organization’s security practices. This guidance highlights upcoming end-of-support in December 2020 for Shibboleth IdPs older than v4.0.1 and aims to assist navigating various upgrade pathways. As you plan your update, it is a great opportunity […]

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blog arrowDate: December 8, 2020


Announcing a New, National Program to Fund Cybersecurity Initiatives Across Canada’s Research and Education Sector

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE announced today the launch of the Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP), which will fund priority initiatives across Canada’s research and education sector. The initiatives will be delivered to eligible organizations through the provincial and territorial partners in Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN), in which CANARIE is the federal partner. In response […]

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blog arrowDate: November 30, 2020


To Equip Canadian Researchers with Powerful Software Tools and Expertise, CANARIE Awards $3.6M to Six Institutions to Fund Local Research Software Development Teams

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE announced today the selection of six successful applicants from its Research Software funding call for local research software support. This funding will support teams of three dedicated, full-time research software developers at each of the selected institutions. These teams will be available to support all researchers at the institution, regardless of discipline, […]

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blog arrowDate: November 26, 2020


A Celebration of Collaboration, Determination, and Innovation Among Canada’s Research and Education Communities

  Join us for the first NREN Summit: Strengthening Connections in Times of Change Online December 7-9, 2020, 1 – 4 pm ET [Ottawa, ON] After a year that saw Canada’s research and education communities face tremendous challenges and disruption, it’s time to reflect and acknowledge the Canadian response: one that brought people together, pushed […]

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blog arrowDate: November 24, 2020


Research Software Newsletter – October 2020

Call 3 Update 13 projects selected for funding under Research Software Call 3! RS Call 3 will provide funding to these projects that enable research teams to adapt existing software for re-use by other research teams, including teams that are in a different discipline. Repurposing existing software aims to accelerate discoveries, and maximize public investment in […]

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blog arrowDate: October 28, 2020


CANARIE Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

CANARIE welcomes Gayleen Gray to its Board of Directors [Ottawa, ON] CANARIE welcomes Gayleen Gray to its Board of Directors and thanks retiring Director, Bob Gagné, for his significant contributions to the Board. CANARIE is grateful for the tremendous energy, insight, and commitment of Mr. Gagné during his tenure, and wishes him the best in […]

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blog arrowDate: October 21, 2020


To Spur Software Re-use in Research, CANARIE Awards up to $3.4M to Research Teams to Evolve their Platforms for Use by Other Researchers

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE announced today the selection of 13 successful projects from its latest Research Software funding call. This funding will enable research teams to adapt their existing research platforms for re-use by other research teams, including those working in different disciplines. As a result, new research teams from across Canada will be able to […]

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blog arrowDate: October 15, 2020


Working Together Against COVID-19: IRIDA Bioinformatics and Analytics Platform

Posted by: Erik Bitmanis, Business Development Specialist In this blog post, I examine the Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) platform and its integral role in the quest to combat the COVID-19 virus. IRIDA was designed to be a user-friendly and open source bioinformatic analysis platform that supports real-time infectious disease outbreak investigation using genomic […]

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blog arrowDate: October 7, 2020


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