Research Guidelines for SIP Listserv
Rationale: This protocol must be consistent with Tribal IRB protocols. In addition, it must be standardized so as to be a safeguard for the variations of IRB protocols across Tribes. Someone from SIP must be responsible for approving the research project as scientifically sound and culturally appropriate. All of these points are meant to protect the rights around confidentiality for research participants and the respective Tribal Nations under investigation.
When posting recruitment information on the SIP Listserv, an email must first be submitted to the SIP Listserv Research Committee. The submission must contain:
If you are requesting permission to access SIP as participants and/or use SIP members to get ideas for recruitment samples you will need a letter of support from a SIP member and/or IRB approval letter.
This document should include all of the following:
Data reported in publications should reflect the IRB approval document (i.e.: informed consent), including specifiers that no participants' Tribal affiliation will be reported in the final write up for publication if required by tribal IRB
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a. If the PI/research student collects data from participants who were recruited as a result of SIP members advice, they should only report regional demographics unless stated otherwise in the Tribal IRB approval
b. If they are targeting specific Tribes from their request to recruit participants through ideas from SIP members they must submit a letter of approval for each target Tribe. (i.e.: seeking SIP help for me to find Native American college students from the Cherokee Nation for study)