"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. 



November 21st, 2017
NOTE: Nov, 21st, mtg. has been postponed to Nov. 28th, 2017


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

11-21-2017 Meeting Agenda
11-28-2017 Meeting Agenda
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On Decemberr 19th, 2017
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NN Administration Bldg. #2,
NDOH Conference Room
Window Rock, AZ


Upcoming Events

Navajo Genetic Research Policy Development Group Meeting

Window Rock, Navajo Nation, AZ
November 13-14, 2017

Click here for more information

Opinions on Genetics?

Participate in a 1-hour interview to share your thoughts
on genetic research and policy development for the
Navajo Nation
Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time.
Click here for more information

OHRP Newsletter, November 2017

In the Know...
News from OHRP's Division of Education and Development 2017

OHRP Heads to San Diego Does San Diego in February Click here for more information

OHRP is co-sponsoring an educational workshop with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN on December 7, 2017. Click here for more information

Questions About Quorums? We Have Answers! Click here for more information

About Research Participation: New and Improved! Click here for more information

The 2018 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released and is now available on OHRP’s website Click here for more information

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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