The Indigenous Researchers Initiative (IRI) provides research services to universities, government, Industries and business enterprises in the Northern Territory. We are based in a number of remote northern Australian communities.
The idea for this initiative grew out of the Yolŋu Aboriginal Consultants Initiative (YACI) which ran from 2006-2013, and supported collaborative work between Yolŋu and CDU researchers working on university projects concerned with the health, education and well-being of Indigenous people.
Many of the researchers involved in the Indigenous Research Initiative are small business owners, or employed through Indigenous research organisations. The website enables government, non-government and other funding organisations to get in touch with these researchers and discuss potential new projects.
We welcome Indigenous researchers who are interested in developing research services as a business opportunity, and invite you to contact to us to see how we might work together.