Michelle Edwards Thomson is a Librarian at Red Deer College and a member of the Research Ethics Board. She is a third generation Canadian (descendant of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French settlers) and an English language speaker.
B2-4b: Walking Together: The Research Ethics Board’s Role in Supporting Indigenous Research
11:00 - 11:45
The presenters recently conducted a SSHRC-funded Knowledge Synthesis project to assess the state of knowledge on the role of institutional Research Ethics Boards in advising both Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic researchers as they walk together with Indigenous individuals and communities, particularly given differences in language and understandings about the concepts of research, ethics, and relationships. This presentation will provide an overview of the completed project, describe how the research paradigm is shifting, and outline some of the ways that REBs can support these changes.
Keywords: Indigenous research, ethics policy, OCAP, partnerships