Retrospective on Research Licensing in the NWT

This is a report examining research conducted in the NWT from 2000 to 2009.

Under various pieces of Federal, Territorial and Aboriginal Land Claim/Treaty legislation, there are multiple regulatory agencies that are responsible for licensing research in the NWT. With more than one piece of legislation governing research licensing, there are potential areas of overlap amongst the various regulatory agencies.  The retrospective analysis took the licensing information from research projects done in the NWT from 2000 to 2009, and examined these areas of overlap.  Essentially, the retrospective documents the licensing burden on researchers working in the NWT.

The report, however, goes beyond the regulatory processes and shows a variety of trends that should interest anyone who works directly or indirectly on research in the NWT.