Our membership model enables researchers to participate in the IRN in the following categories:
Full Members: must be an employee of the University and research active (or working towards being research active) as defined by Griffith University policy. Members can change their status is accordance with this definition. Full members will have access to IRU facilities, equipment, hot desks, research assistant desk space and boardroom, as well as the benefits of Associate Membership;
Associate Members: must be an employee of the University. Associate Members are eligible to apply to the IRU for small grants scheme funding and conference support, have access to mentoring support and receive information on the latest news, research seminar/training, academic and social events.
External Members: are defined as academics, community or industry members or clinicians actively engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research activities. Members will have access to mentoring support and receive information on the latest news, research seminar/training, academic and social events.
Developing the IRN’s Membership Profile
The IRN’s membership profile will developed in four phases over the next two years (2013 to 2017).
- Phase I will draw membership from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff of the University and external community members;
- Phase II will draw membership from non-Indigenous collaborators and mentors from internal and external to the University;
- Phase III will include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher research degree (HDR) students; and
- Phase IV will draw membership from non-Indigenous HDR students that are undertaking an Indigenous specific study.