Research Software: November 2017

Program Updates

The Research Software Team at the ICSG in Montreal

As part of our ongoing international outreach efforts, CANARIE recently attended a meeting of the International Coalition on Science Gateways (ICSG) in Montreal. “Science gateway” is the international terminology for what we refer to in Canada as “research software platform”.  With members from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Africa, Taiwan, the UK, Europe and Canada, the ICSG provides an international forum to facilitate awareness of developments in science gateways at the international, national and regional levels, identify and share best practices for their development, and provide leadership on their future direction.

It was a great meeting of people from around the world who are working on many fronts to promote, standardize and share research software. To learn more, please visit

Call 2a

Congratulations to the recipients of CANARIE’s 2a funding call. This call has funded the following platforms to evolve their offerings to support new teams of researchers:

You can read more about the platforms and Call 2a in our recent press release.

Call 2b

Please watch for an announcement regarding funding Call 2b this December. This funding round will expand on Call 2a and provide additional opportunities to contribute to Canada’s collection of research software resources.

UK RSE 2017

CANARIE’s Research Software team and two sponsored members of the Canadian research software community attended the 2nd annual UK Research Software Engineers conference in Manchester this past September. Thank you to our collaborators overseas for a spectacular conference. We had the pleasure of discussing the future of research software and what hurdles other countries are facing in the development of their own communities.

Guest Articles

We are pleased to present a follow up to our blog post from the summer newsletter about the CloudUAV research team. This team has now released three articles detailing UAV regulations here in Canada and recent changes to Canadian aviation regulations. See their posts here.

Special Thanks

The CANARIE Research Software team visited several universities across Canada to provide a program update and get feedback on our upcoming initiatives. Thank you to the staff and faculty of University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, University of New Brunswick, and University of Prince Edward Island for their contributions and feedback during our trip.

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