Without exception, all research in the Northwest Territories must be licensed. This includes work in indigenous knowledge as well as in the physical, social and biological sciences. Through the licensing process, information about your work is shared with other researchers and northern residents. Summaries of the research conducted each year are distributed to media, community organizations and other researchers. In addition, research information is added to existing and developing scientific databases.
For some very basic guidelines to assist in determining what licences and/or permits that you will require please consider the following:
- If your research will involve studies on any species of terrestrial vertebrates then view the information for Wildlife Research Permit.
- If your research will involve studies in archaeology then view the information for Archaeologists Permit.
- Research that does not fall under the Wildlife or Archaeologist legislation requires a Scientific Research Licence which is administered by our organization in Inuvik.
- If your research will involve forestry, health, contaminants, fisheries or National Parks you will need a Scientific Research Licence but there may be other specific requirements. Please refer to the Licensing Summary Tables at http://www.accessnwt.ca/licensing/licensing-summary-tables.
For more information contact:
Manager, Scientific Services
Aurora Research Institute
P.O. Box 1450
Phone: (867) 777-3298, ext. 231
Fax: (867) 777-4264