IARPC Seeks Comment on Revising Arctic Research Principles

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, chaired by the National Science Foundation, is seeking comment from the public on how best to revise and strengthen the Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic. These Principles were adopted in 1990 by the federal agencies that participate in IARPC and published in 1990.

Since 1990, community engagement and Arctic research have advanced both in theory and in practice, necessitating a review and update of the current Principles. The update will focus on communicating clearly the Principles for community engagement by Arctic researchers and including language that describes partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous scholars, enhanced community-based observations, fostering community based participatory research, and the integral contributions of Indigenous knowledge in the co-production and dissemination of knowledge. Input is also sought on enhancing the dissemination and implementation of the Principles.

Written comments must be submitted no later than January 16, 2018.

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