Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Ontario Centres of Excellence
ThinkData Works

Compute Canada partnered with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to launch the first ever Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge. This challenge, led by social sciences and humanities researchers, saw research teams compete against one another using open-data sets to develop systems, processes, or fully-functional technology applications that address the human dimensions to key challenges in the natural resources and energy sectors. The Ontario Centres of Excellence, and ThinkData Works have also partnered on this project to provide additional resources and support.

Compute Canada matched the scope and volume of the data being made available to researchers with significant computational resources and shared expertise, giving all challenge participants the opportunity to carry out world-class research of true national value.