Originator: Director, Research and Planning
Approver: President’s Council
Effective: May 10, 2005
All Red River College Polytechnic researchers who intend to conduct research in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut must be licensed. This includes work in indigenous knowledge as well as in the physical, social and biological sciences.
Information about license requirements for research in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut may be obtained from: Manager, Research Services, Aurora Research Institute, Box 1450, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, XOE OTO, Internet address: http://www.nwtresearch.com
The following is provided as a general guide only for researchers (researchers should always consult the Aurora Research Institute). For purposes of obtaining a license, research is defined as an endeavour to study or obtain knowledge through the use of a systematic approach with the intent of clarification. This includes activities which attempt to discover new facts, information, or new applications of existing knowledge.
The total range of research activities requiring a license is not easily summarized, but in any case where peoples’ behaviour, health, or non-public records containing personal or private information is involved, the Aurora Research Institute must be consulted to determine license requirements.
Research in the North is governed by a set of ethical principles (see Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North, Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 2003). Communities in the North are fully advised on their rights with respect to research on their land; e.g., Negotiating Research Relationships: A Guide for Communities (prepared by the Nunavut Research Institute and Inuit Tapirisat of Canada 1998).
College Researchers should consult these documents prior to planning research in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
H1 – Research involving Human Subjects
H2 – Integrity in Research and Scholarship
H3 – Animal Care and Research
A9 – Intellectual Property and Copyright
RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.