Nunavik organizations and communities have united to create a new, made-in-Nunavik research governance organization, named Atanniuvik, that will advance Nunavik Inuit self-determination in research. Atanniuvik was awarded $500,000 to ensure Nunavik leadership and authority over research in Nunavik and enhance benefits from research for Nunavimiut. Nunavik is the only region in Inuit Nunangat without a centralized research approval process in place. This project will focus on building the human capacity at the heart of Atanniuvik’s operations, including ensuring that Atanniuvik is run by and for Inuit. This AIP project is critical for the success of Atanniuvik, but investment in Nunavik capacity for managing research will have significant long-term benefits that extend far beyond this project.