The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish important ground rules about how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. Since they were established nearly 20 years ago, the OCAP® principles have become synonymous with the highest standards of research ethics and data privacy in First Nations communities.
The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) in partnership with Algonquin College, is proud to announce the launch of The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online training course dedicated to OCAP®.
The new course, which is now accepting registrations at FNIGC.ca/training, offers unprecedented access to FNIGC’s breadth of knowledge about the First Nations principles of OCAP® in an easily accessible and user-friendly platform.
First Nations people have always understood the value of community, the importance of respect, and the need to protect our resources — and right now one of our most important resources is information. That’s why the First Nations Information Governance Center (FNIGC) — and OCAP™ — were created.
Anyone who’s ever browsed FNIGC’s website before has likely come across the term “OCAP™” -- four little letters that mean a lot. They stand for ownership, control, access and possession and collectively represent a set of principles that lay out how data about First Nation people and communities are collected, protected and managed.
The December 2013 issue of Canadian Nurse Magazine features an Op-Ed by FNIGC Operations Manager Gail Mc Donald explaining why the First Nations principles of OCAP™ should be seriously considered by anyone conducting First Nations health research. Titled “A vision for principled research,” the article gives an overview of health-research in First Nations communities, traces the history of OCAP™ and makes a convincing case for the use of OCAP™ by all health researchers in Canada.
The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is happy to announce the recipients of the FNIGC 2013 National Post-Secondary Student Bursary: Ms. Morgan Kahentonni Phillips of Kahnawake Mohawk Territory and Ms. Lindsey Louis of the Okanagan Indian Band in British Columbia.
Are you a First Nation person who manages and safe-guards data on behalf of your community, for example: a membership clerk, community health-care worker, council member or researcher in the community? If so, then FNIGC’s first-ever OCAMP Workshop is just for you!
Join us in Moncton, New Brunswick on October 16 – 18, 2013 for a unique 2-1/2 day training opportunity that will help you develop: