Ethics in Participatory Research in Aboriginal Communities

Regions: North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: health, social sciences, research communication

Principal Investigator: Brown, Micaela (1)
Licence Number: 13731
Organization: University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 2004
Issued: Oct 07, 2004
Project Team: N/A

Objective(s): The main rationale for this project is to contribute to the ongoing development of Network North, a health and research information-sharing network being formed by both institutional and northern community partners. Within this larger framework, this research will begin a discussion on ethical issues with participants at all levels of Network North, including community members, technical service providers, and outside researchers. What types(s) of information do participants feel is appropriate for sharing through digital communication? Who should or should not have access to that information? How should this information be used? What process(es) should be used to make these decisions? Discussing these questions with all participants is an essential part of promoting the respect for all ways of knowing within Network North, and of ensuring that the project adheres to the highest ethical standards from the outset. This research will form the basis of the researcher's Masters Thesis in Human Ecology.