Ethical Collection, Dissemination, and Use of Data Pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations

Join us for a virtual workshop highlighting existing data collections that focus on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and exploring the ethical issues embedded in collecting, sharing, and using data pertaining to these populations.

When: July 26-28, 2021

Register for the Workshop Here

During this workshop, instructors will highlight high-impact data collections sponsored by multiple federal government agencies, including the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Instructors will provide background and methodological information about the following data collections:

Instructors will discuss ethical considerations pertaining to the specific data collections listed above and more generally. Where possible, instructors will draw parallels between their respective topical and disciplinary domains. An invited speaker will give a more detailed overview of the importance of respecting data sovereignty and the benefits and challenges associated with collecting, accessing, sharing, and using data from indigenous populations.

Additional topics may include searching for and applying for access to restricted data at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and seeking funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for supporting innovative research with indigenous populations. Participants will have an opportunity to schedule one-on-one consultations with available instructors.

Eligibility: This workshop is designed for scholars who are interested in using one or more of the data collections listed above and learning about ethical issues surrounding data relating to AI/AN populations. Graduate students and early career scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Participants should be proficient in data analysis using one or more of the following statistical analysis software packages: Stata, R, SPSS, or SAS.

Application: Admission to this workshop is competitive. Enrollment will be limited to 45 participants. Applicants can apply using the  ICPSR Summer Program portal. Additionally, applicants must also upload the following required materials via this form.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter which addresses the following:
    • Please summarize your experience and interest in working with AI/AN data and/or populations.
    • Please explain how this workshop would benefit you and your career.
    • Please describe your statistical analysis experience. 
    • Please describe your proficiency with one or more statistical analysis software packages such as Stata, R, SPSS, or SAS.
    • Please identify which of the data collections listed above you are primarily interested in learning about.

Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Accepted applicants will be notified by July 9, 2021.

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Jun 18, 2021

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