Research and Education Resources Available During COVID-19

We have gathered a list of available resources for the research and education community. Please check back often as we will continue to update this page with new resources.

Think we missed one or want to contribute a resource that would benefit the R&E community? Please send us a note to let us know at or tweet us @CANARIE_Inc.

Research Data Alliance (RDA) COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines for Data Sharing

From Canadian Access Federation Service Providers

  • Cambridge University Press: free access to over 1,700 ebooks for university libraries and their associated students and faculty
  • Cengage Learning (U.S. resource): training for digital events and free access for higher-ed students to self-serve resources
  • Clarivate Analytics: access to resources to support researchers and healthcare professionals, COVID-19 research articles, and proprietary software
  • Contact North: attend classes via Adobe Connect
  • EBSCOhost: free resources and access to content including ebooks, training
  • ExamSoft: use of secure, remote exams for instructors
  • Explorance: support for higher-ed institutions as they move students online
  • Kivuto: access to curriculum-based K-12 textbooks covering such topics as literacy, math and science
  • OCLC: tools to help support libraries including remote access to collections, events
  • Taylor & Francis Online: access and aggregation of COVID-19 related journals, articles, and research
  • Pressbooks: training for online course delivery for client institutions
  • ProQuest: unlimited access to eBook Central for all users, streaming video for library DVD collections, and a COVID-19 news and research website
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: access to COVID-19 articles, collections, and research

From Other Organizations in the Community

  • Amazon Web Services: $20M committed to to accelerate COVID-19 diagnostics, research, and testing
  • CanCOVID: federally mandated COVID-19 research response promoting collaboration, communication, and coordination
  • CIRA: free access to its cybersecurity services and infrastructure to help institutions and businesses
  • COVID-19 Resources: resources for researchers and clinicians fighting COVID-19 in Canada
  • Cybera: the Rapid Access Cloud available to members and Alberta small-to-medium sized enterprises to assist with their move to digital environments
  • Google: free public datasets and other resources, Google Cloud commits a pool of $20M in Cloud credits for academic institutions & researchers
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE): COVID-19 Collaboration Platform brings together technologies, SMEs and experts from across Ontario