Ethics review for a multi-site project involving tribal nations in the northern plains

Jyoti Angal, Julie M. Petersen, Deborah Tobacco, Amy J. Elliott

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Increasingly, Tribal Nations are forming ethics review panels, which function separately from institutional review boards (IRBs). The emergence of strong community representation coincides with a widespread effort supported by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and other federal agencies to establish a single IRB for all multi-site research. This article underscores the value of a tribal ethics review board and describes the tribal oversight for the Safe Passage Study- A multi-site, community-based project in the Northern Plains. Our experience demonstrates the benefits of tribal ethics review and makes a strong argument for including tribal oversight in future regulatory guidance for multi-site, community-based research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • CBPR
  • Communication in research
  • Community IRB
  • Multiple IRB reviews
  • Research ethics committee
  • Tribal IRB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Communication

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