Supporting Research Platforms & Portals [D2-S1-04]

Date & Time

Jun 19th at 10:30 AM until 11:15 AM


Topic: Research Computing 


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Research platforms and portals (RPPs) provide a Web-based gateway to data and functionality. The Compute Canada national platform for advanced research computing hosts over 50 RPPs, spanning all scientific disciplines and interests. Some portals serve a small number of researchers or research groups, while others handle thousands of users around the world.

This panel will discuss the importance of Research Platforms for current scientific communities. A panel of world-class scientists will discuss the success and challenges they experience in building platforms for their communities. Audience Q&A and discussion will be encouraged.


Moderator: Marc-Etienne Rousseau (Compute Canada Chief Software Architect)

  • Brian Corrie (iReceptor Platform, SFU)
  • Fiona Brinkman (Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis Portal, SFU)
  • James Colliander (Jupyter Hub Platform, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences)
  • John Simpson (Digital Humanities Technical Specialist, Compute Canada)


  • Research Computing - Research Portals