Research PortalRPP Examples of Eligible Submissions – Case Studies


The Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition encourages applications from projects that create new or support existing research platforms or portals for a community of researchers.

Groups are encouraged to use the RPP competition if their application falls within any of the following categories:

  • Resource requested on behalf of a large community of users that will be reallocated to individuals and small groups following the award.
  • Applications that provide a public platform that will make use of Compute Canada computing or storage.
  • Groups engaging in international agreements to provide multi-year computing or storage solutions based in Canada.
  • Recipients of the Major Science Initiative from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Groups that are providing shared data sets accessible using a third party (non-Compute Canada) interface.

A number of high-quality applications were received for the RPP competition’s inaugural year and we expect this number to grow in 2017. The following case studies of successful recipients from the 2015 RPP process demonstrates the diversity in scope, scale and disciplines of projects eligible to apply to this competition. If you have any questions regarding the competition like to discuss your interest in applying, please contact us.

Case Studies

International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) - Portal
Ocean Networks Canada - Portal
TAPoR - Portal
ATLAS- Platform
CANFAR - Platform
CBRAIN - Platform
Genetics and Genomics Analysis Platform (GenAP) - Platform