Cyberinfrastructure Initiative information sessions coming to cities across Canada this week

January 13, 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Representatives from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be in cities across Canada this week to host in-person information sessions about the recently launched Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. The sessions will take place between January 20 and 22 in cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax.

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The CFI has allocated up to $50 million in funding for cyberinfrastructure to encourage the country’s researchers to work together and with their counterparts in data science, analytics and software development to adopt and develop new ways to make better use of increasingly complex data sets.

Cyberinfrastructure is defined as the software and hardware required to exploit massive data sets along with the experts who can manage and mine these vast data pools for patterns that will contribute to the cutting-edge of science, humanities, health and engineering.

In addition to funding projects proposed by teams of researchers and data scientists, the new initiative will also encourage the renewal of a national hub of advanced computing and data resources managed by Compute Canada, so that it continues to meet the needs of research teams working in today’s rapidly changing digital environment.

For more information about the CFI’s new Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, including criteria for eligibility, timelines and submission requirements, click here.