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CANARIE Launches Two Funding Calls that Invest in the Reuse of Software Tools and Research Data

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on September 5, 2019

$3.6M available to modify existing software platforms to support new research teams and $2M to support projects that enable interoperability of existing repositories and systems that manage research data


[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, today announced two separate Calls for Proposals to fund software that supports the complete research workflow: data acquisition, storage, computation/processing, visualization, and data management.

Elements of the research workflow are common across all research disciplines. Similarly, data gathered by one researcher can be leveraged by other researchers, even in different disciplines. By supporting and promoting the re-use of software platforms and research data, public investments in science are maximized: research funding is allocated to research, rather than the development of software that already exists, and collected data can be re-used by other researchers, through interconnected and interoperable repositories and systems.

Today’s funding announcement aims to strengthen Canadian leadership in research in two ways: by funding software development aimed at the reuse of existing research software platforms, and by facilitating the reuse and management of research data.

  • Research Software Program funding will support research teams who will adapt existing research platforms for re-use by new research teams.
  • Research Data Management (RDM) Program funding will support collaborative interoperability and integration of data repositories and systems within Canadian and global digital research infrastructures (DRI).

Canadian research teams are invited to apply to one or both funding calls.

CANARIE will host two information webinars for each call to answer questions from applicants. Please register for the webinar of your choice using the links below.

Research Software Program Funding Call

Detailed information on this call including eligibility requirements, project milestones, and application resources can be found at:
canarie.ca/software/call3

Key Dates

Proposal submission deadline: November 28, 2019 – 1:00 pm ET

Research Data Management Program Funding Call

Detailed information on this call including eligibility requirements, project milestones, and application resources can be found at:
canarie.ca/rdm/call2

Key Dates

Proposal submission deadline: October 29, 2019 – 1:00 pm ET

For more information:

Ela Yazdani
Director, Communications
CANARIE
(613) 943-5432
ela.yazdani@canarie.ca

About CANARIE

CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure that supports world-class research and innovation.

CANARIE and its twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s National Research and Education Network. This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools and national research data management initiatives to accelerate discovery, provides identity management services to the academic community, and offers advanced networking and cloud resources to boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.

For more information, please visit: www.canarie.ca