Walking the Path Together: Indigenous Health Data at ICES

Evelyn Pyper, David Henry, Erika A Yates, Graham Mecredy, Sujitha Ratnasingham, Brian Slegers, Jennifer D Walker

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Indigenous data governance principles assert that Indigenous communities have a right to data that identifies their people or communities, and a right to determine the use of that data in ways that support Indigenous health and self-determination. Indigenous-driven use of the databases held at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has resulted in ongoing partnerships between ICES and diverse Indigenous organizations and communities. To respond to this emerging and complex landscape, ICES has established a team whose goal is to support the infrastructure for responding to community-initiated research priorities. ICES works closely with Indigenous partners to develop unique data governance agreements and supports processes, which ensure that ICES scientists must work with Indigenous organizations when conducting research that involves Indigenous peoples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalHealthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


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