A note to new and returning Researchers:
Priority is given to investigators from our member universities, and is subject to availability of facilities, equipment and housing. The application process will vary depending on the nature of your research project.
- Applications for research space and housing for the summer season (May – September) must be received by the Head of Research Services by February 1st of the same year.
- Please apply for research spaces at the BMSC by the application deadline to ensure your application is dealt with in a timely manner and all your research needs can be met.
- Plan Ahead. Allow up to 60 days for DFO Collection Permits, other applicable permits (see below) and Animal Use Protocol (AUP) review and approval. AUP submission deadlines are March 1, May 1, July 1, and September 1.
Applicants for research space should review the Research Policies that are adhered to at BMSC and determine if and how they will influence your research plans. There are specific policies relating to boat use, collecting organisms, SCUBA diving, animal care, exotic species restrictions, and biohazard and radiation safety.
*Please note – while we welcome researchers year-round, housing space and lab facilities can be limiting during the busy summer instructional period; we thus encourage researchers to consider visiting in the fall, winter, or spring.