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Table 1 Applying an allied research paradigm to epidemiology using the Building Bridges study as an example

From: An allied research paradigm for epidemiology research with Indigenous peoples

Important principles in an allied research paradigm Examples of how these can be applied in epidemiology research
Reconciliation The research team met with Indigenous stakeholders prior to conducting the research to discuss how to mitigate potential harms of the research and create a safe space for participants.
Relationship This research evolved out of existing relationships among settler researchers and Indigenous people living with HIV and these relationships were strengthened during and after the research.
Perspective This research supported Indigenous people living with HIV to develop research questions which were then answered through cohort analyses.
Positionality Researchers participated in research alongside Indigenous people living with HIV. They shared information about themselves and why they wanted to be a part of this research. All involved in the study became participants in a way and researchers in a way.
Self-determination Indigenous team members were supported to write manuscripts and present research findings.
Accountability A celebration and feast was held at the end of the study to share findings with all participants and celebrate what had been accomplished.
  1. This table uses the Building Bridges study [49] to provide an example of how the principles of an allied research paradigm can be applied to epidemiology research