"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. 



February 20th, 2018
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NN Administration Bldg. #2,
NDOH Conference Room
Window Rock, AZ

02-20-2018 Meeting Agenda
02-20-2018 Meeting Agenda
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On March 20th, 2018
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NN Administration Bldg. #2,
NDOH Conference Room
Window Rock, AZ


Upcoming Events

OHRP Newsletter, February 2018

In the Know...
News from OHRP's Division of Education and Development Feb 2018

OHRP Goes West! Pack your bags for sunny San Diego! Join OHRP staff for a Research Community Forum co-sponsored with UC San Diego. “Rethinking What’s Ethical: Impact of New Technologies and Innovative Care” will be held February 27-28, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Click here for more information

Meet in the Middle If the west coast is too far afield, considering joining us at a one-day Educational Workshop co-sponsored by Allina Health in Minneapolis, MN on March 23, 2018. Learn about revisions to the Common Rule from OHRP staff and network with other research professionals. Click here for more information

Save-the-Date for Other Events! May 1-2, 2018: Research Community Forum in Boston, MA Click here for more information

Luminaries Lecture Series OHRP’s Luminaries Lecture Series features thought-provoking presentations by esteemed individuals in human research protections and bioethics. Click here for more information

The Belmont Report: 39 and looking good OHRP’s Belmont Report website has gotten a makeover! In 1979, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research released a report titled “Ethical Principle and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research,” which is commonly referred to as the “Belmont Report.” Click here for more information

SACHRP Meeting in March The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will be meeting in Rockville, MD, March 13-14, 2018. Click here for more information



Feb 13, 2018

Health, Education, and Human Services Committee support the development of a genetics research policy for the Navajo Nation

NNHRB 2017 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:
michael.winney@nndoh.org or
Ms. Becenit-Pigman

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