Researchers and Academics
IRST is an advisory entity that can provide guidance to researchers and scholars on the proper processes to adhere to within Indigenous research. IRST will be the point of contact for all UCalgary researchers doing any work within the broader Indigenous landscape.
The support offered promotes opportunities for culturally responsive, collaborative research whereby community interests and perspectives are affirmed and there is mutual benefit in all processes. IRST can assist with providing cultural awareness training and preparation, and help resolve tensions where necessary. Further, IRST can assist with providing guidance on ethics, advising, and data management considerations.
IRST acts as a touch point where Indigenous communities, entities, and organizations can directly inquire and ask information. IRST can help communities and leadership interface with a broader research network, facilitating meaningful partnerships and opportunities to produce collaborations that reflect the needs and ambitions of community.
IRST can assist with administrative work, including funding negotiations, application processes, the development of research agreements, and engagement protocols. IRST believes that the foundation for good research is always respectful, collaborative, and reciprocal.