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Tribal Approvals for Publications

IHS IRB and tribal approvals: The primary author will first send the paper to the co-authors for their input. All Strong Heart Study manuscripts must have IHS IRB and tribal approvals. When the primary author feels the paper is ready for IHS IRB and tribal review, he/she should submit required files using the online request link below with the clear designation that the paper is being sent for IHS IRB and tribal review.

Requests can be submitted online using this link : SHS Tribal Approval Request Form

Files needed for obtaining IHS IRB and tribal approval:
1) an early version of the manuscript,
2) a lay summary that includes a sentence indicating the time of data collection (SHS study phases),
3) the name of the intended journal.

Processing Time : The three field centers will process the IHS IRB and tribal review within 90 days.

Contact information:

Dakota Center

Wendy Lawrence, R.N.
Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc.
118 S. Willow Street,PO Box 1824
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: (605) 964-1260
Fax: (605) 964-1263

Oklahoma Center

Jessica Reese, PhD
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 N.E. 13th Street, Room 112d
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-2229 Ext. 46733

Arizona Center

Sharon Taho
MedStar Health Research Institute
1616 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 470
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 571-9670
Fax: (602) 277-5979