Research Focus

CIIPS stud­ies infor­ma­tion issues relat­ing to pub­lic access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy pro­tec­tion in Cana­di­an soci­ety, includ­ing the val­ue, impact, and imple­men­ta­tion of pub­lic-sec­tor and pri­vate-sec­tor poli­cies.

Research Formats

The Insti­tute pro­duces and com­mis­sions aca­d­e­m­ic research papers, reports, and oth­er mate­ri­als for pub­lic dis­sem­i­na­tion.

Publishing Research

We pub­lish and dis­sem­i­nate research find­ings through:

  • class­es, sem­i­nars, work­shops, and con­fer­ences
  • in-house print and online pub­li­ca­tions, newslet­ters, web­sites, and social media
  • aca­d­e­m­ic and oth­er jour­nals, pub­li­ca­tions, and list-serves
  • dona­tions to pub­lic libraries
  • sale to law libraries and
  • direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion with inter­est­ed audi­ences iden­ti­fied by our in-house data­base
  • oth­er means.

In addi­tion, CIIPS shares find­ings with mass audi­ences through out­reach to media.

Researchers Welcome

CIIPS con­ducts research:

  • direct­ly through orga­ni­za­tion­al staff and vol­un­teers and
  • through coor­di­nat­ing or spon­sor­ing research by oth­er researchers and orga­ni­za­tions
  • focused on pub­lic access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy prin­ci­ples.

CIIPS encour­ages inde­pen­dent and aca­d­e­m­ic researchers to con­tact us with pro­pos­als or to apply to join our advi­so­ry board or research com­mit­tee. Con­tact Dar­rell Evans at