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Research Platforms

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