About Scientific Services Office

The Scientific Services Office provides the following services:

  • licensing research in accordance with the NWT Scientists Act; and
  • promoting communication between researchers and the people of the communities in which they work.

The office also:

  • compiles and publishes the Compendium of Research in the NWT on an annual basis in collaboration with Environment and Natural Resources , Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and Fisheries and Oceans Canada; and
  • maintains an online public database of research licences issued in the territory.

Research in the NWT is regulated by policies set out by the GNWT. Researchers should be familiar with the Scientists Act.


For more information contact:

Scientific Services Office
Bag Service #1
Inuvik, NT
X0E 0T0

Phone: (867) 678-8065 ext. 71669
E-mail: researchlicensing@gov.nt.ca 

This information is being collected under the authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act, Section 41.(g) and the Scientists Act. The privacy provisions of the ATIPP Act protect information, and all applicants have the right to examine and request correction of their records and to request a review by the Information and Privacy Commissioner. If you have any questions about the collection of information, contact the Manager of Scientific Services at the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Box 2884, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 by calling 1-867-777-3298 or 867-777-4264.