Online Consultation in French on the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution Program

Note:  Please help us get the word out and share the following with your institutional colleagues, constituents and communities.      Dear Colleagues,  On behalf of the applicant board for the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program, I am pleased to announce a further national consultation session online, in French.    Community consultations are necessary and important […]

Online Consultations on the Data Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution Program

Note:  Please help us get the word out and share the following with your institutional colleagues, constituents and communities.      Dear Colleagues,  On behalf of the applicant board for the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program, I am pleased to announce further national consultation sessions online.    Community consultations are necessary and important to address a […]

Final Details on Consultation Locations

(Français) We now have finalized locations for the consultations in Ottawa, Halifax, Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Montreal. Please confirm your attendance to us at info@engagedri.ca. Presentation slides for the consultation are here. Ottawa, Tuesday, October 1, 9:30-12:00 Carleton University, Residence Commons, Fenn Lounge, 1125 Colonel By Drive Halifax, Thursday, October 3, 9:30-12:00 Saint Mary’s University, Loyola Academic […]

Announcement of Interim Implementation Team and Changes to Consultation Schedule (Montreal and Vancouver)

(Français) Interim Implementation Team On behalf of the Applicant Board I am pleased to announce the engagement of the following individuals as the senior members of the interim implementation team.  This team will support the work of the Applicant Board as we undertake the community consultations necessary to define and put in place the governance […]

Venue for September 24 Toronto Consultation

Please share with your colleagues  Dear Colleagues,  Further to our September 17 email on the national consultation process to address outstanding governance issues prior to the establishment of the inaugural board for the new Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) organization, the Toronto consultation session will take place on  Tuesday, September 24, 2019   9:30 am – 12:00 […]

Save the Date for Consultations on the Data Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution Program

(Français) Note:  Please help us get the word out and share the following with your institutional colleagues, constituents and communities.      Dear Colleagues,  On behalf of the applicant board for the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program, I am pleased to announce that the Applicant Board will be conducting national consultation sessions.    Community consultations are […]

Update on the Data Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution Program

(Français) Dear Colleagues,  On behalf of the steering group for the development of the proposal for Digital Research Infrastructure Contribution program I am pleased to provide you with an update on the progress made since the proposal was submitted.    The federal Minister of Science approved funding of up to $375 million towards the establishment of […]

Proposed Organization Funded

(Français) As the Steering Group for the proposal submitted in response to the Canadian government’s call for a new not-for-profit organization to support the compute, data and software needs of Canadian researchers, we are pleased to announce the Minister of Science has approved the funding for the organization described in the proposal. The announcement, with […]

Final Proposal as Submitted

The final proposal was submitted to ISED on May 6.   A summary of the themes and highlights drawn from the community’s input is still being developed and will be posted as soon as it is complete. An advisory group, made up of Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dr. Mona Nemer, Dr. Andrew Bjerring, and Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri […]

Proposal Received by ISED

The proposal was submitted to ISED on Monday May 6 as required.   We want to thank the community for your input and comments during the development of the proposal.   We received comments from 55 individuals and organizations between April 20 and May 3rd and were also pleased to receive 30 letters of support from individuals, institutions, […]