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Ways to Become Involved in the
Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous
Health Research Network

Participant Role Descriptions

 

 

 

Knowledge User: As a Knowledge User you will be involved as an active member of the core team to develop and carry out the proposed activities of the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network. Knowledge Users can be Indigenous Elders, and/or Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Indigenous or non-Indigenous community members, trainees (e.g. students and post-doctoral fellows), and decision makers within Atlantic Canada. A Knowledge User is an individual:

 

  • who is likely to be able to use the knowledge generated through research in order to make informed decisions about health policies, programs and/or practices;
  • whose level of engagement in the research process may vary in intensity and complexity depending on the nature of the research and their information needs;
  • who can be, but is not limited to, a practitioner, policy maker, educator, decision maker, health care administrator, community leader, or an individual in a health charity, patient group, private sector organization or a media outlet.

Collaborator: As a Collaborator you can be a member of the public, academia, government, industry, or non-government organization who is contributing to the project with specific expertise or services.

 

 

 

 

Co-Applicant: As a Co-Applicant, you will be involved as an active member of the core team to develop and carry out the proposed activities of the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network. As a Co-Applicant, you can be the following:

 

·         A Knowledge Holder: a person, regardless of age, who possesses the cultural knowledge necessary for the proposed research project or activities, as recognized, validated, and authenticated by community. Indigenous Elders and/or Indigenous Knowledge Holders can be identified as a Co-Applicant or Knowledge User.

 

·         An Independent Researcher: an individual who is autonomous regarding their research activities; and has an academic or research appointment.

 

·         A Trainee can include, for example: pre-university/entry-level students, college students, undergraduate and graduate university students, and post-doctoral fellows.

Once you have determined how you would like to be involved, or if you have questions about your possible role in this proposed Network, please email Kathleen.Murphy@dal.ca and cc Karina Branje at Karina.Branje@dal.ca