Research Training & Resources

Research Training & Resources


Human Subjects Protection Program

The HSPP, as the administrative and regulatory support program to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), works in collaboration with the research community to maintain an ethical and compliant research program. An IRB must review all research and related activities involving human subjects conducted at the University of Arizona or when the University is a responsible participant.


Responsible Conduct of Research Program

The Responsible Conduct of Research Program provides training and workshops that fulfill federal training requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).


Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SPCS)

SPCS, a unit of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), assists the University of Arizona research community in its efforts to secure external funding by providing high quality administrative, contracting and financial services to ensure proper stewardship of those funds and to minimize the risk to university resources.


Overview of Research and Engagement with Native American Tribes

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office has created a document which provides an overview of research and engagement with Native Nations, including the ABOR 1-118 Consultation Policy and UArizona Guidelines.

Indigenous Governance Database

The Native Nations Institute maintains an Indigenous Governance Database, a growing resource collection of video, audio, and written materials relevant to tribal leadership, other tribal professionals, scholars, students, and policymakers searching for resources about nation building, sovereignty, governance, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development in Indigenous country.


UArizona KMAP

The University now has a way to map how academic researchers across campus collaborate (KMAP).


Video: Training Session on Tribal Consultation (2020)

As a member of the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention Outreach Core, Dr. Francine Gachupin (Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona) has developed some helpful guidelines and first steps for researchers seeking to work with Native American communities. 


Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities

For more information on consultation and culturally respectful research, see Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities, by the NCAI Policy Research Center and MSU Center for Native Health Partnerships.


Blood Journey

Please watch the video Blood Journey produced by the New York Times in 2010, reflecting on the research injustice experienced by the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona.


National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians provides numerous resources including publications, videos, and policy briefs.


Tribal Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

See Indian Health Service Institutional Review Boards for a comprehensive list of all Indian Health Service IRBs by area, including Independent Tribal IRBs.