Navajo Nation IRB

"Indigenous people and researchers: building collaborative partnerships and the importance of responsibilities, ethics, and values of research on the Navajo Nation"

The mission of the Navajo Nation Research Program is to support research that promotes and enhances the interests and the visions of the Navajo people: to encourage a mutual and beneficial partnership between the Navajo people and researchers; and to create an interface where different cultures, lifestyles, disciplines, and ideologies can come together in a way that improves, promotes, and strengthens the health of the Navajo people.

The Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board (NNHRB) was developed in March 1996 to guarantee ethical research for the Diné people. 



Setember 19, 2017
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NN Administration Bldg. #2,
NDOH Conference Room
Window Rock, AZ

09-19-2017 Meeting Agenda
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On October 17th, 2017
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NN Administration Bldg. #2,
NDOH Conference Room
Window Rock, AZ


* Next Navajo Research Conference coming Next fall in October 2017. *

Call for Abstracts
Due Friday, September 8, 2017

The NNHRRB requires Navajo Nation IRB Researchers to make their Protocol Presentation at the 2017 Navajo Research Conference on October 18-19, 2017, in Window Rock, AZ. Please submit your Conference Abstracts to Dr. Bauer no later than September 15, 2017. Failure to comply, NNHRRB may place sanctions against your Research Project.

(Beverly Becenti-Pigman, Chairperson)


2017 Conference Registration Form

2017 Pre-Conference Session Agenda


Upcoming Conferences


September 11th, 2017
September 15th, 2017
September 18th, 2017
September 25th, 2017

*Various locations*

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NNHRB 2016 Meeting Schedule

Meetings held every 3rd Tuesday of each month
at Navajo Department of Health East Conference
Room (NDOH)
(Schedule subject to change without advance notice)

** One (1) complete original NNHRRB application/protocol and ten (10) copies due to NNHRRB office by 5:00PM on submission date.


(Copies must be collated, stapled or binder clipped)

For information or inquiries, please contact Mike Winney at:

Navajo Department
of Health
Navajo Research Office
Post Office Box 1390
Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Telephone Number:
(928) 871-6929

Fax Number:
(928) 871-6255

E-mail Address: or
Ms. Becenit-Pigman

August 25, 2017 September 19, 2017
September 22, 2017 October 17, 2017
October 27, 2017 November 21, 2017
November 24, 2017 December 19, 2017