Compute Canada – Research Platforms and Portals


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Program: 2017 Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition


The Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) competition is targeted specifically at applications that create new or support existing research platforms or portals. The funding program was created to enable communities to develop projects that improve access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and facilities, or advance national or international research collaborations. Groups are encouraged to use the RPP competition if their application falls within any of the following categories:

  • Resources 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.
  • Groups that are providing shared data sets accessible using a third party (non-Compute Canada) interface.

(If a project does not fall into any of these categories, it may be possible to access Compute Canada resources through other means.  See Compute Canada for more information.)


The RPP competition is open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies. Adjunct faculty may apply if individuals who have adjunct status if the project for which the allocation is requested is eligible for funding from CFI or the granting councils.

Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Resource allocations may be awarded up to a maximum of three years.

Internal Deadline

To Office of Research Services: Please submit your Notice of Intent, along with an OR-5 Form, to by Thursday, September 15, 2016.


External Deadline

To sponsor: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm EST.

How To Apply

Notices of Intent must be submitted online through the Compute Canada Database (CCDB). The NOI stage is mandatory but not competitive;  NOIs are evaluated to ensure eligibility.  Only approved NOIs will be invited to submit a full application.  Full applications are due internally on November 17, 2016 and externally to sponsor on November 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm EST.  

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For More Information

Compute Canada

2017 Application Guidelines

For Questions, please contact

Compute Canada


Sarah Bates, Strategic Programs Officer
Office of Research
519-824-4120 x52935