Extending the CARE Principles from Tribal Research Policies to Benefit Sharing in Genomic Research
Oct. 19, 2022
Indigenous Peoples have historically been targets of extractive research that has led to little to no benefit. In genomics, such research not only exposes communities to harms and risks of possible misuse, but also deprives such communities of potential benefits.
Tribes in the US have been exercising their sovereignty to limit this extractive practice by adopting laws and policies to govern research on their territories and with their citizens. These governance measures establish collective protections absent from the US federal government’s research oversight infrastructure, while setting expectations regarding benefits to Tribes as political collectives.