Before You Apply
Before you apply to the KLC Research Ethics and Access Committee, we ask that you outline how your proposed research addresses the questions below.
This information is also available to download as Questions for Researchers on the Relevant KLC Policies page.
Questions for Researchers to address:
How will the research benefit Kimberley Traditional Owners?
What information will the researcher(s) take away?
Will the researcher(s) employ Kimberley Traditional Owners?
How can Traditional Owners be assured that the research will be of benefit to them?
What group(s) will the researcher(s) consult to ensure that the research stays ‘on course’, and how often will they meet?
What is the budget for Traditional Owner Consultation?
When the research is presented as a report/publication, who will it be addressed to?
Who will look at, or use, this report/publication?
What plans are in place concerning the storage of information/data gained from the research, both short term and long term?
How will the collected information be returned to the community in a way they can benefit from?
Will the end product assist Traditional Owners to assert their Native Title rights?
What arrangements will be made in relation to ownership of intellectual property in both the information gathered, and in the end product?
How will the researcher ensure Indigenous knowledge gathered during the course of research remains confidential?
How will the researcher ensure that they have the free, prior, and informed consent of the Traditional Owners prior to material being made public, including the informed consent of Traditional Owners for the republication of any cultural material?