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Digital Research Alliance of Canada

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on October 3, 2022 in Announcements

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada’s (the Alliance) annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) has opened with a submission deadline of November 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

The RAC is a peer-reviewed competition designed for research groups who require more compute, storage or cloud resources than are provided within regular account allocations. It is comprised of two competitions:

  1. The Resources for Research Groups (RRG) for those requiring compute and storage; and  
  2. The Research Platforms & Portals (RPP) for those requiring cloud resources to create digital platforms, tools and applications customized for a specific community within a discipline, ex. Canadian literature of the 20th century.   

Each year, ACENET supports a number of PIs who apply for these competitions. Over the past 3 years, 75 Atlantic Canadian researchers have received RAC allocations, some with in-kind valuations over $350,000.

There are two upcoming information sessions designed to provide researchers and administrators more details and answer questions:

October 4, 1:00-2:30pm Atlantic / 1:30-3:00pm NL (English)  REGISTER
October 5, 1:00-2:30pm Atlantic / 1:30-3:00pm NL (French)  REGISTER

Researchers who are either struggling to complete research because of limited computational or cloud resources within the Alliance, or who may otherwise benefit from holding a RAC allocation, are welcome to apply. The Alliance can help researchers understand the resources and services available to support their project; help them understand their past resource usage and predict future resource requirements; advise on code scaling, software availability; and, any other elements that may support their application.

Dalhousie Contact

Questions may be addressed to

External Contact

Researchers at Dalhousie can contact their local research consultant,,, or For researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields, the HSS Support Specialist, would be pleased to help. For those requiring cloud projects, please contact