Health Information Research Governance Committee (HIRGC)


The AMC Health Information Research Governance Committee (HIRGC) founded in the mid 1990’s was mandated by the Manitoba Chiefs-in-Assembly to oversee the Regional Health Survey, to review academic proposals for research concerning First Nations, and to promote First Nations benefits through research, including partnerships based on (i) free, prior informed consent; (ii) First Nations OCAP principles that First Nations have Ownership, Control, Access and Possession of their own data; and, (iii) First Nations ethical standards (as per AMC Chiefs Resolution Jan.07-01).


HIRGC has a call out for First Nations Citizens to apply to become a member of the HIRGC. Please see application below.

HIRGC Downloads

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  • Ownership, Control, Access and Possession
  • Privacy Tool Kit
  • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
  • Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS)
  • Traditional Code of Ethics
  • Researcher Application 2018

AMC-Health Information Research Governance Committee (HIRGC) Staff

  • Leona Star
  • Leanne Gillis
  • Venkata Shravan Ramayanam

Leona Star,

Director of Research

(204) 946-9739

Leanne Gillis,

Administrative Assistant – RHS, REEES & Research Initiatives

(204) 946-9730

Venkata Shravan Ramayanam,

Statistical Analys

(204) 946-9746