CANARIE Research Software

Event Details:

When: October 25, 2017 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Flexible Meeting Room (ASB 10908)

CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians. As part of its work, CANARIE has been funding the development of custom software to support academic research for more than a decade. In this session, Scott Henwood, the director of CANARIE’s Research Software Program, will introduce the program and discuss the following upcoming initiatives:

- Call for Proposals “2b” - a call to fund the sharing of existing research software rather than new, from-scratch software development. In this follow up to the highly successful Call 2a, CANARIE will be funding the adoption of existing research software by new users.

- Reusable Platform - the CANARIE technical team has evaluated existing research software platforms that have been designed with the goal of cross-discipline reuse and have selected the HUBzero (hubzero.org) platform. We are interested in assisting researchers in need of a research platform to adopt HUBzero and would like your thoughts on how best to accomplish this.

- Local Software Support - CANARIE is undertaking a fact-finding mission to understand how we can better support researchers by funding local groups of full-time research software developers at the institutional level. We’re interested in feedback from stakeholders on how this would work in the Canadian context and what such groups would look like.

October 25, 2017