A Visiting Research Student internship must constitute a minimum of 280 hours1 (approx. two months), and the stay in Canada can not exceed 12 months in duration. A non-credit course code is granted, denoting a full-time research visit at the University of Ottawa. Visiting Research Students are required to maintain registration at their home university for the duration of their research internship at the University of Ottawa.
Both the supervisor and the Visiting Research Student are required to ensure that the research internship follows ethics regulations and animal care as applicable, that appropriate training is provided, according to the specifics of the research project (e.g. lab safety training, hazardous materials, animal care), and that the Visiting Research Student will have appropriate supervision while using university facilities and equipment.
1 Visiting Research Students who plan a research project of less than 280 hours are not eligible to enroll at the University of Ottawa and do not need to follow the registration procedure described below under Step 3. Such Visiting Research Students are still required to follow the ethics and training regulations mentioned below and should contact their prospective host supervisors with any questions before their visit.