If the research involves indigenous communities, Prior Informed Consent is needed from the communities.
You would need to apply by a letter in writing in the Malay language to the Chairman of the Development and Security Committee (Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung - JKKK) and the Headman (if different persons).
Provide the following information to the indigenous communities for deliberation.
- the parties involved;
- the resources involved;
- the quantity allowed to be taken;
- the duration of the consent;
- terms and conditions imposed; and
- the responsibilities of each party.
Upon approval from the indigenous communities, a copy of the PIC document with the minutes must be furnished to SBC. For more information, please refer to Part V of the Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016.