Unlock the potential of big data in your research: strategic opportunities in 2018

The Canadian Institute of Health Research and Genome Canada currently present a number of exciting strategic funding opportunities to solve complex research problems in the fields of health and genome.

These complex research problems include better understanding how the complex human microbiome impacts human health (see Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2), discovering ways to better manage data in the health care system across Canada (see SPOR National Data Platform), and better methods to interpret large and complex genomic data (see Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition) across all human health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy and mining sectors.

These exciting opportunities call for the powerful data tools and resources available to you from SFU’s Big Data Hub. SFU is a recognized leader in big data, and the home of Canada’s fastest supercomputer. By leveraging on SFU’s incredible data resources, applicants can gain a formidable advantage when applying for these strategic funding opportunities.

Below are more details about these funding opportunities, and how SFU’s Big Data Hub can help.


Big Data Funding Opportunities


Upcoming Webinars

  • CIHR Canadian Microbiome Initiative- Webinar: January 16th from 3-4 pm EDT. To register, click here
  • CIHR SPOR National Data Platform-Webinars: 
    • Friday January 19, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST Register
    • Monday January 22, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST Register


Resources available at KEY: SFU’s Big Data Hub

SFU’s Big Data Hub is dedicated to lowering the barriers for people to engage with big data. We help you:


Find out how you can leverage SFU’s data resources and expertise for your project by emailing sfu_bigdata@sfu.ca.
These resources are also available for researchers when applying to other mainstream competitions. 
KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative is empowering Simon Fraser University researchers to push the boundaries of big data research through its Next Big Question Fund. We’re seeding big data projects and knowledge mobilization activities across all disciplines through research grants of up to $25,000. Applications are due February 1, so apply now or connect with us at sfu_bigdata@sfu.ca to discuss the research question you think has the potential to change the field.