Our research team is the primary contact for the OFIFC’s Research Ethics Committee. Our ethics review process begins with a mandatory internal review process where applicants must submit a draft copy of their application. We review the draft application and provide recommendations on where the researcher can clarify and expand on how their proposed research is community-driven and USAI-principled. During the internal review process, applicants are encouraged to review our recommendations, revise their application based on the recommendations, and re-submit their completed application.
Once an application is completed, we complete an Internal Review Form and make recommendations to the Research Ethics Committee, who reviews project details and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors for a final decision.