The goal of CANARIE’s Research Software Program is to accelerate discovery and give Canada a first-mover advantage in accessing and leveraging digital infrastructure resources and tools.
CANARIE invests in and supports both Research Platforms and Research Software Services through this program:
- Research Platforms are complete software applications that fully support research activities and workflow. They are usually discipline-specific and often include a collaborative component.
- Research Software Services are software components that contribute individual pieces of functionality to research platforms.
If a Research Platform were a Swiss army knife, the Research Software Services would be the individual blades.
Research Platforms are sophisticated software platforms that support end-to-end research workflow within a specific domain – essentially a one-stop shop for research. These Platforms benefit from the Software Services toolkit, as they can incorporate previously-created Services and add new ones to the suite, resulting in significant process and cost efficiencies through a powerful cycle of software development and reuse.
Research Software Registry
Visit the Research Software Registry to learn more about Research Platforms developed under this innovative program.
Newly Added Platforms