Evolving participation of aboriginal communities in health research ethics review: the impact of the Inuvik workshop

Int J Circumpolar Health. 1999 Apr;58(2):134-44.


The International Workshop "Ethical Issues in Health Research among Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples" was held in Inuvik on June 2-3, 1995 (1). Its purpose was to bring together researchers, representatives of aboriginal organizations and First Nations leaders to discuss problems in the current ethical review process and to develop new frameworks which would increase community participation in the research process. The paper summarizes some of the ethical and political issues involved in developing such frameworks. It describes developments which have occurred since the Inuvik workshop reflecting the changing process of ethical review and new relationships between researchers, participants and aboriginal communities.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Ethics*
  • Ethnicity
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Human Experimentation
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Male
  • Manitoba
  • Patient Participation*
  • Policy Making
  • Research Design / standards*
  • Risk Assessment