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Research & Innovation


The research community often has vast and sophisticated technology needs and IT is an increasingly essential resource to facilitate researchers’ activities. IT professionals often support technologically innovative solutions in areas like high-performance computing, research data management, cloud services and high-speed networks. In this track, we invite IT professionals and academics who can share their learnings, experiences, best practices, successes, and resources to support research and accelerate time to discovery and innovation at their institution.

We are looking for topics with these themes:

  • ​​​​​​Digital Research Alliance Canada - National Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI)
  • Research computing supports and services
  • Research data management
  • Research software, platforms, and emerging solutions
  • Research data threats, risks, and privacy
  • Innovation and industry
  • Cloud computing for research workloads
  • AI/machine learning