The current mission of the Research Office is to establish an office in accordance with SWO Tribal Council Resolution No. SWO-14-055. The Research Office will develop and implement SWO Code Chapter 77 – “SWO Tribal Research Code.”, by creating a Local Research Review Board for human subjects research, to approve, monitor, report and archive all research projects done within the exterior boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation.
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate has partnered with the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) with the goal of establishing the SWO Research Office, CRCAIH provides the capacity building assistance with data management, research methodology, research regulations, ethics and community involvement. This project is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities under Award Number U54MD008164.