Thursday, 21 July 2011
This new edition of the Guidelines by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies embodies the best standards of ethical research and human rights. The guidelines have been revised to reflect developments in critical areas that have emerged since the previous edition in 2000. These include changes to intellectual property laws, and rights in traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, and the establishment of agreements and protocols between Indigenous people and researchers. These guidelines also take into account emerging developments in digitisation, and data and information management, and the very significant impacts this has on research and other aspects of Indigenous studies.