CANARIE Awards $2M in Funding for the Evolution of Existing Research Software to Support New Disciplines

September 17, 2017

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the recipients of funding who will adapt their existing research platforms (also known as Science Gateways or Virtual Research Environments) so that they may be re-used by other research teams, including those working in different research disciplines.

Research platforms are complete software applications that support the entire research workflow (i.e. data collection, processing, visualization, storage) of a research project. Given the fact that the research workflow is similar across many projects, CANARIE has evolved its funding model to invest in software tools that accelerate discovery across multiple research teams. This funding call demonstrates the viability of this approach by supporting the evolution of software tools designed for one research team to support other teams, even if they are in different disciplines.