In accordance with a commitment made by Nipissing University in 2010 all faculty, student and staff research and academic engagements related to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities will involve the participation of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives - Research (OAI) prior to submission of an REB Protocol. The OAI will assist in facilitating and coordinating with appropriate First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis resource people and communities. Researchers intending to conduct research related to Aboriginal peoples, communities and institutions as participants are expected to:
- become familiar with "Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada," Chapter 9 in the Tri-Council Policy Statement - Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2014)
- initiate and engage in dialogue with the OAI about the proposed research, including steps already taken by the researcher to build and maintain a trusting, collaborative research relationship, and plans for engagement with the Aboriginal community or communities.