Scientific research licence application

Social Sciences and Traditional Knowledge Research Application

NRI strongly recommends that applicants review the following documents prior to submitting an application: Scientific Research Licencing Guidelines, Negotiating Research Relationships in Inuit Communities: A Guide for Researchers and the CIHR: Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples.

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Please be advised that your application will not be processed until the application form, project summary project proposal, participant consent forms and ethical review are received by NRI.

All documents should be uploaded in the following formats: MS Word, Adobe PDF or jpeg.
Please read all requirements for documentation in the application form before attaching.

Section 1: Application information
Section 2: Authorization needed

*If Ethical approval has been granted please attach documentation. If the proposed project is still under ethical review please e-mail the approval when granted to (Mosha Cote)

Ethical approval
You can upload up to 3 files.
Section 3: Project proposal description

Please attach a non-technical description of the project proposal, no more than 500 words, in English and Inuktitut (+Inuinnaqtun, if in the Kitikmeot). The project description should outline the following:

  • Project Title
  • Researcher's Name and Affiliation
  • Project Location
  • Timeframe
  • Project Description
    • purpose
    • goals & objectives
  • Methodology
    • collection protocol
    • collection mechanisms
    • indicate why specific communities or individuals were selected for your research
  • Data
    • short term & long term use of data
    • other uses of data
  • Reporting
    • How will the research results be communicated to the individual participants, communities, regional and Nunavut organizations?
    • Will the research result in a publication?
Non-technical docs
You can upload up to 3 files.
Section 4: Participant consent form

Please attach a copy of the actual consent form that will be used during the proposed study. Consent forms must be in English and Inuktitut (+Inuinnaqtun, if in the Kitikmeot). Components of the participant consent form must include:

  • project title
  • description of project
  • researcher's name, address, telephone & fax.
  • statement of informant rights "I have been fully informed of the objectives of the project being conducted. I understand these objectives and consent to being interviewed for the project. I understand that steps will be undertaken to ensure that this interview will remain confidential unless I consent to being identified. I also understand that, if I wish to withdraw from the study, I may do so without any repercussions."
  • medium of interview : face to face, telephone, audio taped, video taped, photographed
  • conditions for release of recorded information.
  • printed name of participant, signature of participant, witness signature, date of consent.
Section 5: Community involvement & regional benefits
List the community representatives that have been contacted and provide the minutes of the meetings if available

P.O. Box 1720 Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0 • PHONE: 867-979-7279 • FAX: 867-979-7109 • email

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