Research activities are a core component of many graduate degrees. For information about using other people’s copyrighted work in your research, please review the information in UBC’s Theses and Dissertations guide.
Copying for the purpose of research may also be covered by the fair dealing exception. For a background on fair dealing generally, please see the Copyright Guidelines for Faculty, Staff and Students. For a discussion of how fair dealing operates with respect to research conducted by UBC faculty (which may or not be analogous to your situation), see Fair Dealing in Practice.
For questions related to copyright in your research, please contact the Copyright Office.