The current mission of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Research Office is to enhance the tribal research infrastructure by continuing to build the research review capacity, education through community engagement, and exercising tribal sovereignty through research data management. The main objective of the Tribal Research Office is to improve the overall status of all Tribal members through relevant, tailored, and culturally sensitive research as outlined in in the SWO Code Chapter 77 – “SWO Research Code.”
Informational Videos for Research Participants
The Office for Human Research Protections (or OHRP) has created a series of short videos with basic information about research. These videos are intended to help potential participants understand how research works, what questions they should consider asking, and things to think about when deciding whether to participate in a study.
This video provides basic information about scientific research, the goals of research, and discusses how clinical research differs from medical care. (3:00)
This video discusses types of human research with a focus on clinical trials, and explains common terms that potential participants should know. (4:20)
This video emphasizes that participating in research is voluntary and encourages potential participants to ask questions and get the information they need to decide whether to participate. (4:44)
This video explains the concept of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), which review certain research studies involving human volunteers to ensure that the studies meet ethical standards and regulatory requirements. (6:45)
This video provides basic information about social and behavioral health research and what makes it different from clinical research. (6:05)