Indigenous research
Community-led collaborations
Respect & reciprocity
Building relationships
Research excellence
Cultural understanding

Indigenous Research Support Initiative

For Indigenous Communities

IRSI facilitates research that is developed and conducted in collaboration with Indigenous communities and led by Indigenous perspectives.

By helping build strong relationships between Indigenous communities and research partners, and by bridging the gap of understanding, IRSI ensures that research projects are conducted with respect and that outcomes meet the needs of community.


IRSI supports research excellence and helps create and sustain meaningful collaborations with Indigenous communities.

Whether it’s your first time collaborating on an Indigenous research project, or you have experience working with community, IRSI can assist with the tools, resources and professional support necessary to ensure a successful and beneficial outcome for all.