International partnerships significantly enhance faculty research capacity, benefit the broader community, and are crucial for the sustainability and advancement of research.
With international research collaborations rapidly expanding and the geopolitical environment constantly changing, many partnerships have certain risks associated with them. As such, researchers have a duty to be aware of any potential risks to national security and to mitigate them.
The Government of Canada’s policy on research security encourages the research community to take steps to safeguard their research, and has developed tools and guidelines for researchers and organizations to consider as they interact with their international partners.
The following resources are available to faculty members to assist with understanding and mitigating these risks.
Safeguarding Research at Ontario’s Universities