Co-chairs: Kristeen McTavish (Nunatsiavut Government)

Mona Belleau (Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services)

Gerald Anawak (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated)

Meghan Etter (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)

Esther Usborne (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)

The TCPS2 is the official human research ethics policy of the Canadian federal research granting agencies, and most Institutional REBs in Canada use these guidelines as the basis for their review of research throughout the country.  However, the National Inuit Strategy on Research highlights some shortfalls of the TCPS2 in relation to research conducted in Inuit Nunangat.  Many Inuit regions, communities, and organizations have implemented their own research review bodies and processes to address these gaps.  To ensure that externally driven and Inuit-led research in Inuit Nunangat is conducted ethically and appropriately, it is imperative that Inuit take the lead in defining what ethical research means in relation to their people, wildlife and lands.  As the Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey works with partners to create the first National Inuit Research Ethics Committee, we invite presentations that thoughtfully engage with questions about the nature and processes of Inuit specific research ethics.