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Call for Participation for the Alliance Cloud Connect Pilot: Join us in the Development of a Unique Cloud Platform for Canadian Researchers

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The Alliance has launched a call for participation in search of platform developers to support the Alliance Cloud Connect Pilot (ACCP). This initiative forms part of the Alliance’s 2023-25 digital research infrastructure (DRI) investments, and participants from diverse sectors are invited to work with community stakeholders to develop a single “pane of glass” or portal for seamless access to commercial and community cloud.

Application deadline: April 24, 2024.

The objective of this call is to find talented developers who can help build a platform that will advance the Canadian research landscape. The platform created in this pilot will provide better access to compute, software, storage, and hosting services through a centralized and user-friendly interface, ensuring efficiency, security, and compliance for the Canadian research community seeking cloud services. 

This call is open to:

  • Commercial vendors
  • Members of the Canadian DRI ecosystem
  • Open source developers
  • Service and platform providers 
  • Engineers and specialists (cloud architects, DevOps, DevSecOps, CloudOps, etc.) from various sectors with the capability to deliver results by having the necessary expertise, resources, infrastructure and support systems to contribute to the success of this project.

The ACCP aims to build national cloud capacity and deliver on the Alliance’s mandate to meet the increasing DRI resource demand from the Canadian research community. As a pilot project, the user can opt in to use the cloud service that suits their needs – whether it is the Alliance’s community cloud solution or another provider’s solution.

For more information, including project overview, eligibility, submission guidelines, criteria for acceptance, and more, visit ACCP webpage here or email