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The National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Limited (NIATSIHR Ltd) is a limited liability company trading as the Lowitja Institute. The NIATSIHR is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is structured as a public benevolent institution. The Lowitja Institute is independent of government and other centres of health and policy administration. It has:
Full Member Organisations – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations committed to the purpose and values of the Lowitja Institute, with voting rights
Associate Organisations – Non-Indigenous organisations committed to the purpose and values of the Lowitja Institute, no voting rights
Lowitja Institute Scholars (Alumni) – Lowitja Institute Scholarship recipients, past and present Alumni, no voting rights. This was further expanded in September 2021 to include Chief Investigators and/or team members of research funded by a Lowitja Institute grant.
This change in the constitution also resulted in the establishment of the Lowitja Institute Members Community.