Safeguarding Science Online Webinars (new modules available)

Thursday May 2, 2024 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday May 14, 2024 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Friday May 17, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday June 11, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday May 21, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday June 18, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday May 24, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday June 6, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Each Webinar has a limit of 250 participants. Please register soon, and feel free to pass the Research Security Centre s a question in advance when the registration process prompts you.

Please contact for any questions.



The Research Security Centre will be hosting a series of safeguarding science webinars at the dates and times identified below.

Module 1 | Safeguarding Science: Raising Awareness of Security Risks and Mitigation Tools in Research Environments
Canada is a leader in innovation, research and development, thanks to the research community’s commitment to open science and international collaboration. However, this strength also makes Canadian research an attractive target for malicious actors. The goal of the webinar is for participants to:

  • access guidance and tools to strengthen security posture;
  • understand best practices to identify and mitigate research security threats;
  • pursue and maintain safe research partnerships;
  • maintain institutional reputation of a safe research organization; and
  • protect valuable research, data or potentially patentable property.

Remaining at the forefront of research is an asset that ensures Canada's economic prosperity, national security and the integrity of its research.

Module 2 | Dual-Use Technologies: Know Your Research – Know your Partners – Assess the Risk
The module elaborates on dual-use technologies and research with specific examples. These examples highlight the complex nature of dual-use technologies, and ways to recognize their sensitivities. The outcome of the module will enhance understanding of the dual-use nature of any research, whether in STEM or social sciences, and give front-line researchers and institutions tools to perform their due diligence and evaluate risks appropriately.

Module 3 | Demystifying the International Student Immigration Process
The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight on the immigration process for international students and to explain how prospective applicants are security screened for admissibility.
The presentation will provide an overview on the immigration forms, supporting documents and requirements for a study permit. The roles and responsibilities of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and its security screening partners will be detailed. Case studies are included within the presentation to help demonstrate the process.

Module 4 | Know before you export: Canada’s export and brokering controls
The presentation aims to increase knowledge about Canada’s export controls regime, what is controlled and why; explain how research institutions and academia may be subject to export controls; show how to apply for an export permit; and provide a list of resources and contacts for reference.

The webinars are intended for, but not limited to, researchers, research staff including technicians, postdoctoral fellow and students, research security professionals, research administrators, information technology and information management staff, security personnel, biosafety and radiological safety officers, human resources personnel, supply chain personnel and senior management.


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