The Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples will run between June 4th and June 9th 2017, and will be offered annually to as broad an audience as possible using a variety of learning approaches. It will be an intensive, on campus six-day certificate program with pre- and post- activities. The on-campus component of the Institute has been intentionally scheduled to coincide with the spring term session of courses for Carleton’s new Masters-concentration in Indigenous Policy and Administration. Our goal is to create an environment where the Institute’s community participants, students and faculty, as well as the broader community can engage in significant cultural and intellectual exchange. We are proposing Institute attendees should complete the online TCPS 2 Tutorial Course on Research Ethics (CORE) as a preparatory exercise, and distance education tools will be employed to augment the on-campus program.

The Vision

A world in which research involving Indigenous peoples begins always with respectful community engagement and proceeds in accordance with the highest ethical principles, fostering the growth of mutually beneficial partnerships that, in the spirit of reciprocity, benefit communities, participants, researchers and society. Reconciliation focuses on how we can live well together and that means building relationships based on trust and respect.

The Mission

The Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples is an ethical and safe space that builds bridges among scholars, communities and their Research Ethics Boards and others. It is a dynamic hub of collaboration and awareness that provides training for the responsible conduct of research, with particular focus and responsiveness to the needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada. The Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples is an important manifestation of the spirit and content of Carleton University’s Strategic Integrated Plan and Aboriginal Coordinated Strategy.

The CUIERIP Development Team would like to acknowledge the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research for its support in the development of this Institute. We would like to acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and SETS for their support. Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the Canadian Institute of Health Research [CIHR]. the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC] and the Panel on Research Ethics [PRE] for their support.