Nunavut Scientific Research License Application: Social Sciences Research

There are two ways to apply for a scientific research license to conduct social sciences research in Nunavut.

Option one (recommended):

Complete the social sciences research application form below and submit it along with all necessary attachments. *The application form must be completed in one session; it cannot be saved and completed later.  

To help you efficiently complete the online application efficiently in one session we recommend that you first download and prefill the appropriate MS license application template for social sciences research 

Fields in the template match those in the online form so you can simply cut and paste prefilled text into the online form.  You will receive a response from NRI to confirm receipt of your application.

Option two:

You may download and fill out the appropriate MS license application template for social sciences research. Please submit your completed application template along with all necessary attachments to NRI's Manager of Research Licensing, Mosha Cote: mosha.cote@arcticcollege.ca

SECTION 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION
2. Applicant Information
3. Field Supervisor’s name and mailing address
4. Other Research team members to be included on the license
Name Operations
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SECTION 2: AUTHORIZATION NEEDED
1. Identify all authorizations required for this research project
Ethics Review Operations
by affiliated institution
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2. Applied for all authorizations required
2a. Have you applied for all authorizations required to conduct the project proposal activities?
SECTION 3: PROJECT TIMELINE

Planned dates for research activities in the current calendar year:

*Please advise NRI immediately if you need to change your research field dates in the current year.

Is this application for a new multiyear research project?

If Yes, please provide the anticipated completion date (month/year) for the multiyear research.

Multiyear Project Completion Date :

Is this application to renew an existing multiyear research license?
*You must submit a full application to renew a multiyear license if there are changes to your research locations or to your study design. Multiyear research licenses may be renewed for two consecutive years without a full new application.
Locations of Research in Nunavut
Community name(s) Operations
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SECTION 4: NON-TECHNICAL 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
  • Lead Researcher’s Name and Affiliation
  • What research questions does the project hope to answer?
  • What are the research objectives and why is the study needed?
  • Where, when, and for how long will the field research be undertaken?
  • What methods will be used to conduct fieldwork?
  • What impacts will the research produce to the environment, wildlife, or people?
  • How will the data generated by the research be stored and managed?
  • How will Nunavut residents be involved in the research? and
  • How, when, and to whom will the research results be shared in Nunavut?
Attach Files
You can upload up to 3 files.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
SECTION 5: TECHNICAL PROJECT PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION

Please attach a technical project proposal description including the following information:

  • Objectives: Provide well-defined short-term and long-term objectives for the project.
  • Background and Rationale: Provide an overview of the problem, topic, or question being investigated.  Explain the significance of the project and why it is needed.
  • Progress to Date: Describe the results of any work completed to date. This section should also include information on any progress in the areas of capacity building, communications and/or the use of Indigenous knowledge.
  • Methodology:  Describe project design, field research methodology, data analysis techniques, where and when the work will be carried out over the lifetime of the project.
  • Data management: Describe your data management plan, including where and when the data and metadata records will be stored.
  • Research outputs: Describe the major research outputs to be generated through the project (academic theses, publications, presentations, reports, etc.); describe specifically how and when research results will be communicated to research participants and interested organizations in Nunavut.
Attach Files
You can upload up to 3 files.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
SECTION 6: 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
  • The principal investigator’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number
  • A description of the research being conducted, including the purpose, objectives, aims of the study at a reading comprehension level that is appropriate for the participant
  • A description of the activities/tasks that the participant will complete for the research, and an estimated time commitment for taking part, at a reading comprehension level that is appropriate for the participant
  • A clear description of any potential risks that may be associated taking part in the research
  • Details of any financial remuneration, incentive or other compensation to be provided to the participant for taking part in the research
  • A 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.
  • Details on the type of data that will be collected from the participant and how privacy and confidentiality will be maintained
  • Conditions for release of recorded information
  • Printed name of participant, signature of participant, date of consent
Attach Files
You can upload up to 3 files.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
SECTION 7: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & REGIONAL BENEFITS
1. List the community representatives that have been contacted and provide the minutes of the meetings if available:
Community Name Organization Date Contacted Operations
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SECTION 8: GENERAL QUESTION
1. Do you give NRI permission to publish project information in the Nunavut Research Institute Annual Compendium of Research Undertaken in Nunavut?
2. If your research is related to climate change, do you agree to share your annual summary report with the Nunavut Climate Change Centre at climatechange@gov.nu.ca?
2. If your research is related to climate change, do you agree to share your annual summary report with the Nunavut Climate Change Centre at climatechange@gov.nu.ca?
Applicant
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P.O. Box 1720 Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0 • PHONE: 867-979-7279 • FAX: 867-979-7109 • email mosha.cote@arcticcollege.ca