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Confronting Cybersecurity Risk Together

Confronting cybersecurity risk is a challenge that looks much the same to all Contributed by Bob Gagné, Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Chair As I write this, in mid-December 2020, news is rolling out about the Solar Winds breach – a security compromise of seemingly unprecedented scope and scale. While this incident is uniquely significant, it is […]

blog arrowDate: January 18, 2021

Working Together Against COVID-19: IRIDA Bioinformatics and Analytics Platform

Posted by: Erik Bitmanis, Business Development Specialist In this blog post, I examine the Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) platform and its integral role in the quest to combat the COVID-19 virus. IRIDA was designed to be a user-friendly and open source bioinformatic analysis platform that supports real-time infectious disease outbreak investigation using genomic […]

blog arrowDate: October 7, 2020

Using perfSONAR to test university network capabilities

Contributed by Todd Williams, ACORN-NS The Canadian NREN has been using perfSONAR for several years. CANARIE has supported the purchase of standardized equipment and implementation by each NREN partner, to ensure a common focus on maintaining the performance of this fast, reliable network. In this post, I will break down the experience by ACORN-NS (the […]

blog arrowDate: July 23, 2019

Successful Federations

Canadians are dependent on the success of both CANARIE and our NREN partners. Posted by Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE The individuals on a team create that team’s dynamic. Recognizing this, CANARIE is very selective when it comes to any new hire. Consequently, near the end of the interview process, members of the executive […]

blog arrowDate: July 22, 2019

Securing Research Platforms to Ensure Data Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

Security considerations are crucial throughout the process of developing Research Software. Posted by: Dan Sellars, Manager, Software Development and Julian Corduneanu, Manager, Cybersecurity What to consider? The three main areas of concern to carefully plan when considering security are Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability: Confidentiality — Protecting data from unauthorized parties is an important consideration, even […]

blog arrowDate: March 19, 2019

How I learned about governance at NREN conferences

Good governance is the key to success in a complex, ever-changing, multi-stakeholder environment. Contributed by: Kathryn Anthonisen | Vice President, External Relations End-of-year (or month, or week) reflections are always worthwhile, and recently I have been reflecting on what I learned in 2018 at conferences hosted by CANARIE’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners. […]

blog arrowDate: December 6, 2018

9 Perspectives on our AI-Driven Automation Nation

One of the most burning issues in technology: the use of AI and automation Contributed by: Alex Bushell | Manager, Strategic Policy Every year, the CANARIE Summit brings together thought leaders in government, academia, and the private sector, for an in-depth analysis of a specific technology, its applications, and their social and political impact. This […]

blog arrowDate: November 27, 2018

Science is a global race and we’re all on the same team

It’s essential that we don’t lose focus on the importance of global science Contributed by: Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO In the face of international political agendas that seem intent on tightening borders to support more nationalistic economic motives, it’s essential that we don’t lose focus on the importance of global science. Beyond satisfying our […]

blog arrowDate: November 22, 2018

The professional research software community in Canada is alive and well

Who are the Canadian academic research software developers? By Scott Henwood | Director, Research Software Program In September 2018, CANARIE, in conjunction with the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), launched the second Canadian Research Software Developer Survey, to learn more about Canadians who write software to support academic research. This was one of several similar […]

blog arrowDate: November 20, 2018

Announcing the Second Annual Survey of Research Software Developers in Canada

Posted by: Scott Henwood | Director, Research Software Program If you develop software to support academic research, we’d like to hear from you! This survey is being conducted with the assistance of the UK Software Sustainability Institute (software.ac.uk) and is being launched simultaneously with similar surveys in several other countries. The survey will close September […]

blog arrowDate: September 5, 2018

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