For several years, ICES has been working closely with Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) partners to develop unique partnerships that include data governance and data sharing agreements. These partnerships have enabled Indigenous-driven analyses using ICES data. ICES’ ongoing commitment to this work is articulated in our current strategic plan. In October of 2017, ICES formalized an Indigenous Portfolio at ICES with dedicated staff, a scientist network and a scientific lead.

If you are part of a First Nations, Métis or Inuit community or Indigenous organization and have a health-related question, consider submitting an Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ). All eligible AHRQ requests are conducted at no cost to the requester. If you are interested, please fill out a Request Form or contact the Indigenous Portfolio who can assist you in completing the form and navigating this process.

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