International Resources for Community-Based Participatory Research

  • The Lowitja Institute, Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, is an innovative research body that brings together Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative, evidence-based research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
  • The AHRNet Secretariat is the coordinating body for the nine Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) centres located across Canada.
  • The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is a partnership between the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan, with broad support from various health boards and Aboriginal health organizations. We are supported by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), an Institute of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
  • In 2002, the NHMRC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (NZ HRC) established a tripartite partnership to jointly invest in research which would contribute to improved health outcomes and a reduction in health inequalities for Indigenous people in each of the partner countries. Go to site.
  • The Native Research Network, Inc. (NRN) was established in 1997 as an informal network and is a 501(c)3 professional organization. The administrative home of the NRN is in Oklahoma.
  • The Nunavut Research Institute, a part of Nunavut Arctic College, is a leader in developing and promoting traditional knowledge, science and technology as key local resources. As the central body mandated to license research, it serves as a touchstone for broad-scale scientific activity in the territory.
    NRI also acts on behalf of Nunavut residents, sharing information on research projects, providing advice on research funding programs 
 and assisting in the development of proposals to research funding agencies.
  • The NCAI Policy Research Center, launched in 2004, is a think tank focused solely on issues facing tribal communities. Developed under an advisory group of tribal leaders, this tribally-driven consortium of existing research bodies and primary researchers will be equipped to gather and assess data on conditions and trends in Indian Country, and will serve to support and inform the policy development efforts of tribal leaders, tribal organizations, Congress, and the Administration with objective data and analysis. In so doing, the Policy Center can help to provide the tools necessary to inform public policy debates with meaningful information and assist in shifting the discourse in Native policy from a problem-focused approach to truly proactive, future-thinking strategy development.
  • Established in 1992, The University of Arizona Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office, in partnership with Native communities throughout Arizona, provides a comprehensive program of university-based technical assistance, technology transfer and research, and educational opportunities for Native peoples across Arizona and beyond.

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