​"To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

"TNRG is an Equal Opportunity Provider"

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TNRG provides quality research education materials designed to educate the community about research and the research process, according to the standards established by the TNRG.

TMBCI Research Protection Act was adopted into law July 31, 2014. It is a violation of the law to bypass the Research Review Board before conducting any type of research or data collection of the TMBCI tribe.​​

Please adhere to all policy and procedures linked below before submitting a research or data collection proposal.

When collecting data please always have respect for the community, the people, their culture, and their lands. Respect is a teaching of the Chippewa people that we hold in high regards. To build a trusting relationship, respect must be earned/given.

Tribal/Reservation communities have qualified individuals available to help you understand the data needs, so reach out to them before conducting research. If you need help contacting someone, call TNRG.

If you collect the data, do something with the data.

  • inform policy,
  • inform leaders,
  • Inform the community.

 Research & Development 

TNRG established a relationship with TMBCI for a formalized process to protect the people, culture, and natural resources of TMBCI.

TNRG established and manages the TMBCI Research Department:

  • Tribal RRB
  • Research Catalog
  • Establish a data center/repository that will be the official reporting entity for the TMBCI and subsidiaries.
  • Inform and educate the TMBCI community about the research process, data use, data ownership, and distribute updates about research.

Research Review Board

Protocol Submission Deadline is the

28th of each month.


Research Review Board convenes the second Wednesday of each month.

The TMBCI Research Review Board consists of highly qualified tribal members who are responsible for the oversight and approval of all research and systemic collection of data on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation and adjacent lands. The Research Review Board is a board of volunteers who receive no monetary gain but are simply committed to improving the quality of life through culturally competent, custom fit research.