Research Security

Participation is limited to 250 people per module. We invite you to use your university or organization email address to register. This invitation can be shared within your institution, faculty members, or Canadian research networks.

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Module 1 | Safeguarding Science: Raising Awareness of Security Risks and Mitigation Tools in Research Environments

The Research Security Centre will be hosting four additional webinars of their Module 1 | Safeguarding Science. The goal of the webinar is for participants to:

  • Access guidance and tools to strengthen security posture;
  • Understand best practices to identify and mitigate research security threats;
  • Pursue and maintain safe research partnerships;
  • Maintain institutional reputation of a safe research organization;
  • And protect valuable research, data or potentially patentable property.

Register for the Webinars:

Registration: May 14 Webinar

Module 2 | Dual-Use Technologies: Know Your Research – Know your Partners - Assess the Risk

The module elaborates on dual-use technologies and research with specific examples. These examples highlight the complex nature of dual-use technologies, and ways to recognize their sensitivities. The outcome of the module will enhance understanding of the dual-use nature of any research, whether in STEM or social sciences, and give frontline researchers and institutions tools to perform their due diligence and evaluate risks appropriately.

Module 3: Demystifying the International Student Immigration Process

The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight on the immigration process for international students and to explain how prospective applicants are security screened for admissibility.

The presentation will provide an overview of the immigration forms, supporting documents, and requirements for a study permit. The roles and responsibilities of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and its security screening partners will be detailed. Case studies are included within the presentation to help demonstrate the process.

Module 4: Know before you Export: Canada’s Export and Brokering Controls

The presentation aims to increase knowledge about Canada’s export controls regime, what is controlled and why; explain how research institutions and academia may be subject to export controls; show how to apply for an export permit; and provide a list of resources and contacts for reference.

All modules are intended for, but not limited to, researchers, research staff including technicians, postdoctoral fellows and students, research security professionals, research administrators, information technology and information management staff, security personnel, biosafety and radiological safety officers, human resources personnel, supply chain personnel, senior management and any other university personnel.