Dr. Dutton conducts research on research ethics theory and practice with a focus on applied solutions for the Northwest Territories. Research has a long and difficult history in Northern Canada research ethics protocols provide an important opportunity to hold researchers to a higher standard of ethical practice. In order to understand how to make appropriate use of the research ethics review system to protect research participants in the North, we must understand the positions of key stakeholders, including Indigenous governments, community organizations, governments, funders, researchers, participants, etc. and learn how they converge, intersect, and diverge. By working with diverse stakeholder groups to develop shared research questions and situate priorities, this program of research seeks applied solutions that will support ethical engagement of Indigenous participants and northern communities in research in practice. In theory, this work aims to reconcile the vision of research ethics set out by the academic establishment and those of Northern communities and Indigenous groups.