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SHARCNET is pleased to announce the results of its newest competition for Small Dedicated Resources, also referred to as “Small DR”. See allocation details for more information.

Congratulations to all the awardees!



SHARCNET is pleased to announce the results of the Round XI competition for Dedicated Resources, also referred to as “Large DR”. See allocation details for more information.

Congratulations to all the awardees!



SHARCNET has issued a call for proposals for SHARCNET’s newest Research Support Programme: Small Dedicated Resources, with a deadline of December 15, 2009. The Dedicated Resources Programme has been revised and now encompasses two streams with different deadlines and thresholds. The “Small DR” stream is new and will be run as a pilot to assess its utility. The previous Dedicated Resources Programme will now be referred to as “Large DR”. Dedicated Resources allows a researcher to apply for dedicated CPU time and/or storage. Refer to the application guidelines for more information.

An information session has been scheduled on December 2, 2009 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. to assist users in understanding the guidelines and application process. The session is available over SHARCNET’s AccessGrid. Details will also be posted on the SHARCNET Events website. We can also connect a few users by phone, for any remote researchers who are interested in participating. Such users should contact SHARCNET (519-661-4000 or barb@sharcnet.ca) so that we can make arrangements for a phone-in connection. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the guidelines as some requirements must be initiated prior to the information session on December 2nd.

Questions may be addressed to research-support@sharcnet.ca.



SHARCNET is pleased to be one of the sponsors of OCAD’s groundbreaking international health and design summit November 23-25, 2009, exploring the ways in which art, design and cultural knowledge are important to the health and well-being of the public at large.

Cultural Knowledge and the Healthy Society: A Research & Innovation Summit was born of the belief that adding the knowledge and insights from design, cultural industries and creative/artistic research to health research will lead to a more effective system of health care and prevention as well as foster technological innovation.

This 2-day summit will bring together leading thinkers in Canada and internationally in the areas of design, art/creative research, cultural industries, health, humanities, social science, science and engineering to explore the possibilities of this interdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested in how design can help us understand mental health? What about how design thinking can direct health research to better outcomes in rehabilitation research? How about what happens when artists and designers seek to chart patterns of psychosis? And how design research is important to successful health technology adoption? And then there’s the space of medical visualization, ripe with myriad of collaborative possibilities among artists, designers, social scientists and medical researchers of all fields.

SHARCNET is supporting the panel discussion entitled, “Integrating Art, Science and Health: Medical Visualization” November 24, 10:40 – 11:50am. We invite you to register for this panel, as well as any of the other innovative 13 sessions.

Registration is free: www.ocad.ca/healthsummit



SHARCNET is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Gregory Chaitin-in-Ontario seminar series, which features six separate talks at different locations running from September 18-25th. Gregory Chaitin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, is the discoverer of the remarkable Omega number. His work on algorithmic information develops an idea in Leibniz’s “Discours de metaphysique” (1686), and has focused on randomness, on the limits of formal axiomatic reasoning, and, more recently, on metabiology. 

A printable poster is available for distribution. Additional location details can be found in the SHARCNET events calendar at: www.sharcnet.ca/my/news/calendar/.



The Compute Canada National Resource Allocation Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to September 16, 2009. Additional details are also available at the Compute Canada website: www.computecanada.org



SHARCNET has issued a call for proposals for Round XI of SHARCNET’s Research Support Programmes: Fellowships & Dedicated Resources. Applications for this round are for Dedicated Resources ONLY. The deadline for Round XI is September 30, 2009.



The Compute Canada National Resource Allocation Call for Proposals has been issued, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2009. Additional details are also available at the Compute Canada website: www.computecanada.org