Researchers seek out 2007-08 Inuit health survey participants – Nunatsiaq Online

“Informed consent is a critical part of the landmark research project”

January 15, 2018

If you’re one of the 2,500 people from Nunavut, Nunatsiavut or the Inuvialuit settlement region who took part in the 2007-08 national Inuit health survey, somebody will soon contact you to get continued consent for use of your data, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami said last week.

ITK made the announcement in a notice posted on their website.

Many Canadian Arctic residents will remember the national Inuit health survey—called “Qanuippitali”—conducted from aboard the Coast Guard’s research vessel, the Amundsen, which called at nearly every Inuit community in Nunavut, Labrador and the Northwest Territories in the summers of 2007 and 2008.

In Nunavik, a similar but separate Quebec-run study was done from aboard the Amundsen in 2004. A second Nunavik Inuit health survey wrapped up this past October in Kuujjuaq.

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