Is SOSCIP for you?

Do you have a Big Data or advanced computing problem? We can help.

SOSCIP can help you gain access to:

  • Canada’s most powerful advanced computing platforms
  • Expert technical help
  • Dedicated funding for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students
  • SOSCIP’s partnership network to find the right collaborators for your project

But before you submit a project proposal, here’s what you need to know:

Our Users

We work with academic researchers from across SOSCIP member institutions. Researchers at non-member institutions may be co-PIs. Our Consortium members include: Carleton University, IBM Canada, McMaster University, OCAD University, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University and York University.

We also work with businesses that have material operations in Ontario and would like to collaborate with an academic researcher on their business or technical challenge.

Our Projects

Our projects have strong skills development and commercialization potential and are able to leverage SOSCIP’s advanced computing and big data analytics platforms.

SOSCIP projects must be in one or more of our theme areas:

  • Agile Computing
  • Cities, Mining
  • Health
  • Digital Media
  • Energy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Water
  • Advanced Manufacturing

SOSCIP’s mandate is to foster collaborative R&D projects; generally, foreground intellectual property is shared among project collaborators.

Terms of Use

SOSCIP’s general Terms of Use are available for your reference.

Project Collaboration Agreement and Access Fee

All projects approved for access to SOSCIP’s advanced computing platforms must sign a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) and pay a one-time access fee of $5,000 + HST prior to the start of the project. If a project is unable to proceed within 60 days of the date the PCA is signed, due to technical or other limitations, the parties may withdraw their statement of work and the fee will be refunded. Note that the fee may be an eligible expense under some funding programs; in-kind contributions are not eligible in lieu of the fee.

Acknowledging SOSCIP in publications and presentations

We ask that you provide credit to SOSCIP and our partners in publications, presentations and other media. This helps get the word out about SOSCIP, as well as providing credit to our partner organizations who support SOSCIP operations and goals. For print publications, we ask that you use the following text, modifying the platform name as appropriate.

Computations were performed on the SOSCIP Consortium’s [Blue Gene/Q, Cloud Data Analytics, Agile and/or Large Memory System] computing platform(s). SOSCIP is funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario, the Province of Ontario, IBM Canada Ltd., Ontario Centres of Excellence, Mitacs and 15 Ontario academic member institutions.

To discuss acknowledgement in other forms of media, please feel free to contact us.

Talk to us

If you think SOSCIP can help you with your big data or advanced computing problem, our team of experts would be happy to talk to you. Email us for more information or to book an appointment.