Foreign Threats to Health Research

CSIS, Canada’s spy agency, is warning health academics of an increased risk of intellectual property theft of health research related to COVID-19.

They have identified areas that may be targeted by foreign governments or companies:

  • Medical advancements (vaccines, therapeutic treatments);
  • New technologies (diagnostic equipment)
  • Medical equipment (PPE)
  • Research and sensitive date (including personal health data)

Recognizing that international collaboration is a key component of health research, we encourage our Fellows to proceed with caution, and consult this document prepared by CSIS.

Concerns of any kind should be referred to CSIS at: 613 993-9620 or by clicking here.