Membership Criteria

The general criterion for collaboration is involvement and commitment to partnership-based First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health research. Evidence of such involvement or commitment generally includes an established or emerging research focus in First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health (biomedical, clinical, health services or focused on Social, Cultural, Environmental, and Population Health), as supported by tenure of research grants and contracts and publication of new knowledge and insight into First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health, or collaboration in a First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health research project.

Members may be university- or community-based researchers or students/research assistants conducting or contributing to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health research. At times, Ongomiizwin - Research will offer membership on an honourary basis as recognition of outstanding contributions to First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and/or Indigenous health. Researchers and honourary members are encouraged to contribute to the Ongomiizwin - Research Mentorship Program (see Section 2.2. below). All students/research assistants working in the Ongomiizwin - Research facilities must be under supervision/mentorship of an investigator who is a member of Ongomiizwin - Research. The supervisor/mentor accepts responsibility for the student.