Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms

Advocacy - Education - Networking - Professionnal Development


Promote utility of shared scientific platforms and affect how these resources are funded in Canada


Educate research personnel working in scientific platforms and institutions by providing resources


Support scientific platforms in their goal to advance research and improve their service


Promote a cooperative culture in the research community and interactions with industry

CNSP National Platform Scientist Award Winners, 2020

The CNSP is happy announce the names of the winners of the 6 outstanding platform scientists/administrators awards. Each awardee won a $250 cash prize each and will have the opportunity to[…]

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2020 Scientific Platforms Meeting

MARCH 26, 2020 –  Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the scientific community in Canada. Based upon latest regulations in Quebec and Ontario, the Canadian Network of[…]

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Our aim: Represent diverse technologies and institution types from regions all across the country

Who are we?

Access to equipment

Fee-for-service component in the business model with cost recovery of diverse nature

Centralized and shared laboratories 

Specialized instrumentation and services that are required by multiple investigators

Individual researchers

SPs provide open access to specialized instrumentation, technology, service and expertise

Supported by the Institution 

Discrete units within the Institution to meet the collective needs of its research community

Executive Board


The president of the network is responsible for the organization, oversight, and direction of the association and the Executive Board.

Claire Brown



Assists the president in their mandate and replaces the president, if necessary. The vice-president is nominated as the vice-chair of the executive board meetings.

Laurence Lejeune


Independent Consultant

Responsible for preparing the agenda and setting times and dates for the Executive Board meetings. Records minutes at all network meetings including the Executive Board meetings.

Derek Oliver


University of Manitoba

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CNSP into figures

The Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms is :

Member institutions

Member scientific platforms


Represent diverse technologies and institution types


Our members are scientific platforms and institutions. 

University of Alberta
The University of Bristish Columbia
Simon Fraser University