Researchers Protest Canada's New Restrictions on Sharing Data

Researchers Protest Canadian Government's New Restrictions on Sharing Data 1

Dan Callis for The Chronicle

"What happened does represent a fundamental change," says Jeffrey A. Hutchings, a professor of biology at Dalhousie U., in Nova Scotia.

Andreas K. Muenchow, an oceanographer with the University of Delaware, has spent 10 years working with Canadian-government scientists to study the Arctic. But now, he says, those collaborations could be in jeopardy.

In a February 7 post on his personal blog, Mr. Muenchow protested a new rule from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, a federal agency, that limits how its scientists—and those