Community Resources

Resources for Community Members Interested in Conducting Research

In order to promote and support Community-Driven, Nation-Based research, we have collected a variety of existing resources from other organizations. We believe that the resources below will familiarize community-based researchers with conventional research practices, and empower them to lead research projects in their own communities. These resources include tools and templates for designing research plans and protocols, finding and applying for funding sources, and accomplishing many more tasks.


External Funding Opportunities. NEARBC E-Library.

This site compiles a list of all recent or ongoing research funding opportunities.

IAPH Funding. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 2013-08-02. Click on the link to 'Opportunities'.

Follow the "Opportunities" link. This site contains a list of funding opportunities from the federal government for research involving Aboriginal health.

Guide For Writing A Funding Proposal. S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D. Michigan State University. 2013-08-16.

This guide provides an in-depth explanation of what is involved in writing a funding proposal.

Additional Resources

OCAP: Ownership, Control, Access and Possession. National Aboriginal Health Organization. 2007.

This document provides guidelines for communities on how they can assert OCAP.

A Community Guide to Protecting Indigenous Knowledge. Simon Brascoupé and Howard Mann, Research and Analysis Directorate. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. June 2001.

This guide provides worksheets and information to help communities in preserving and sharing their Indigenous knowledge.

Negotiating Research Relationships: A Guide for Communities. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

This guide describes the legal rights of communities and ways for them to protect their rights when working with researchers.

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the resources above, you can get in touch with the RKEE team directly by emailing