We are excited to share the news of new community-specific reports released by the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) on research trends based on scientific research licenses (2004-2019)!
“The reports were created in partnership with researchers from McMaster University and Carleton University, and they explain where research in happening in and near each community, what topics are being studied, who is conducting the research, how Nunavummiut are involved, and how the results of research are communicated and shared. We also provide information on the NRI’s research licensing process, researchers’ responsibilities, and community members’ rights in research. The reports focus on research in the health, social, and natural sciences disciplines which is licensed by the NRI under Nunavut’s Scientists Act.”
Jamal Shirley (Nunavut Research Institute) and Gita Ljubicic (McMaster University) co-led the project analyzing the NRI research licensing database to learn how research can better serve Nunavummiut. Building on the Nunavut-wide research trends report from June 2022, community-specific reports were developed through database analysis by SUN Team members Alexis Polidoro and Alison Perrin, graphic design by Charlotte Buttle, and mapping by Regena Sinclair.
The first community-specific research trends reports released include:
- Baker Lake
- Clyde River
- Gjoa Haven
- Grise Fiord
- Rankin Inlet
All reports are available for viewing and download on the Research Trends in Nunavut project page.
As new community reports are available they will be added to the project page.