Safeguarding Your Research

The ever-changing geopolitical environment calls for extra precautions to protect the security of your research, and intellectual property.

These tools are being provided to help you may remain vigilant and alert to potential threats.

If you have questions please contact


Improving the Security of Canadian Research Investments Webinar

The Vice-Principal Research portfolio hosted guests from Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS); Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  (ISED); and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for a 90-minute virtual discussion on Improving the security of Canadian research investments.

View video and supporting documents

Agreements and Contracts

Do you require an agreement or contract?

Research Legal Services in Industry Partnerships is responsible for the primary coordination, negotiation, and administration of research-related agreements and contracts for Queen's University and the affiliated teaching hospitals.

Researchers are encouraged to contact Research Legal Services at the earliest opportunity.

View the types of research and innovation agreements and contracts

Federal Policy Statement

Research organizations involved in COVID-19 should remain vigilant and alert to potential threats, as outlined in the September 14, 2020 Government of Canada Policy Statement on Research Security and COVID-19.

Research Security Policy Statement – Spring 2021

Safeguarding Your Research & Innovations

Information on how to safeguard your research and innovations.

Learn how to Safeguard Your Research & Innovations