COGNIT.CA provides access to more that 200,000 federally funded research projects, more than 100,000 pieces of intellectual property, 120,000 researchers and 10,000 businesses and not-for-profit collaborators. In addition, COGNIT.CA provides direct access to the more than 700 CFI-funded research facilities available on CFI’s Navigator website. COGNIT.CA will be of special interest to businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations and media who need access to world-class Canadian expertise. COGNIT.CA will be particularly useful, not only to COVID-19 researchers but to the entire research community, now engaged in “social distancing” research.
COGNIT.CA currently makes use of the awards databases of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Research Facilities Navigator. In addition, COGNIT.CA contains a catalogue of licensing opportunities and patents to allow users to identify the intellectual property filed by Canadian researchers and institutions.
Users are encouraged to report any bugs or errors using the Feedback button that appears on the right-hand side of the screen. The Feedback button takes a screenshot of the COGNIT.ca window and allows you to annotate the window. That information is then transmitted to the developers for action.
COGNIT.CA is a partnership between the U15, Universities Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mitacs and the Tri-agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC).