$4.3 Million Grant for Open Source Cyberinfrastructure

September 19th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on $4.3 Million Grant for Open Source Cyberinfrastructure

PKP is very pleased to be part of the recently announced Canadian cyberinfrastructure for humanities and social sciences research grant awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).  This was a very competitive program and it is gratifying to see strong support for an initiative with its roots in scholarly publishing and strong connections to the Canadian humanities and social sciences sector.

Under the direction of Vincent Larivière, holder of the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication of Université de Montréal and Érudit scientific director, this grant provides $4.3 million to enhance open source research platforms, including Open Journal Systems. PKP’s work will focus on furthering our ongoing projects, such as automated XML typesetting and article-level metrics.

PKP’s relationship with Érudit was established almost ten years ago through another CFI grant for the Synergies project and we have subsequently developed a close collaborative relationship.  And we also have strong connections with another partner in the grant — the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab which is a digital humanities research group based at the University of Victoria.  We’re looking forward to working with all of the partners in this new project!

You can read the full press release here.

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