The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization, CAMIRO, is a not-for-profit organization run by the mining industry to manage collaborative mining research. Former multi-sponsored research efforts MRD, MIROC, and MITEC, have been amalgamated in CAMIRO to improve service, reduce duplication and increase efficiency of administrative expenditures.
There are three divisions of CAMIRO; Exploration, Mining, and Metallurgical Processing and each division operates as a separate entity. The CAMIRO mandate is industry driven. Industry voluntarily staffs the Board of Directors and Management Committee of each Division. CAMIRO contributes to the safety, profit, competitiveness and growth of the Canadian mineral industry by initiating and managing applied collaborative research to improve the technology and reduce the costs of exploration, project development, mining and processing of mineral deposits.