Journal article

Development of guidelines for non-Indigenous people undertaking research among the Indigenous population of north-east Victoria

Health social services Technology Culture Aboriginal Australians Torres Strait Islanders Australia Victoria
Description

The Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne has developed a framework for conducting research in partnership with Indigenous communities. This article provides an overview of the framework which addresses past inappropriate research practices, incorporates cultural understandings, and outlines culturally appropriate protocols. The four parts of the framework include: a committee to initiate, direct and oversee all research projects; a Koorie Team to guide research; a set of research guidelines; and a policy for the department. The framework has been used to develop strong relations with Koorie communities and conduct various health projects.

Publication Details
Volume:
176
Issue:
No.10
Publication Year:
2002