CRMC & Project Registration

Light bulbThe Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) established a project registration process to provide cultural review and oversight of research with American Indian communities. The project registration process provides another layer of protection for American Indians participating in research. Additionally, this process aids researchers by ensuring their research is conducted in partnership with American Indian communities and with respect for those communities' culture, values and spiritual beliefs.

The purpose of this process is to review all human subjects protocols that propose to work with American Indians to ensure that American Indian communities' cultures, values and wishes are respected in the research process. This process will be overseen by the CAICH Review and Monitoring Committee (CRMC).

The CRMC is responsible for:

  • Reviewing the appropriateness of Data and Safety Monitoring plans
  • Reviewing the appropriateness recruitment plans
  • Ensuring that investigators are employing the principles of community-based participatory research
  • Reviewing the appropriateness dissemination of study findings (both to the American Indian and scientific communities)

Project Registration

Do you have an academic research project idea that you would like to submit to CAICH? Your project will be considered by our faculty and we may be able to offer you assistance. Please fill out the following form and contact us if you have any questions.

The following documents and materials are required upon registration:

1. Study protocol
2. Tribal permissions (resolution or IRB approval)/ letters of support from AI community members
3. Recruitment materials
4. Surveys and interview or focus group moderator guides
5. Informed consent documents if applicable

These materials can be sent to Jason Hale via email (contact information in right column).

Last modified: Mar 23, 2017
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