Research Ethics (CRCAIH)

Culture, Science, and Bioethics in Tribal Research

From 2015 to 2019, the NCAI Policy Research Center directed the Culture, Science, and Bioethics Core (CSBC) for the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH), a center funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities that aimed to build tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams to address the health needs of American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

The CSBC’s mission was to facilitate ethical research that meets the cultural and contextual needs of tribal communities.

To achieve this mission, the CSBC aimed to:

  • Develop and integrate training modules on research for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health researchers.
  • Work to develop collaborative efforts between CRCAIH and NCAI that utilize CRCAIH cores and advance research in the North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota region.
  • Help CRCAIH disseminate products and resources to a national audience.

Project Activities:

Resources and Publications:


The CSBC coordinated the NCAI Policy Research Center’s Research Webinar Series and collaborates with partners to host webinars related to tribal research ethics.

Project Staff:

Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Director, NCAI Policy Research Center


This material was supported by the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (Sanford Research) under NIH-NIMHD Award Number U54MD008164.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.