30 Nov 2011

Pacific research guidelines issued

8:53 am on 30 November 2011

Institutional guidelines for Pacific research have been issued by Otago University.

The 20 page protocol has 12 principles, which include developing the protection of indigenous knowledge and involving pacific peoples in every step of a project's design.

Vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne says there are already guidelines for health and education, but these are the first to apply to the full range of research.

He says other universities, including Hawaii, already want to adapt the protocol for their own use.