IARPC Seeks Comments on Revision of Principles for Conduct of Research in the Arctic

By: IARPC Staff
IARPC
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is seeking comments on how best to revise and strengthen the NSF Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic. A Federal Register Notice has been published to solicit community input. Comments can be submitted to the Principles Revision Working Group of IARPC by email (iarpcprinciples [at] nsf.gov) or to the Principles Revision Working Group co-chairs, Roberto Delgado of National Institutes of Health (roberto.delgado [at] nih.gov) and Renee Crain of NSF (rcrain [at] nsf.gov). Comments can be submitted by 16 January 2018.

The current Principles were prepared by the Social Science Task Force of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, approved by the IARPC on 28 June 1990 and published by IARPC in volume 9 (Spring 1995, pp.56-57) of the journal "Arctic Research of the United States." (Download PDF of Volume 9)

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 Principles Revision Working Group of IARPC is seeking input from all stakeholders to revise and update the 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.

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) will host a listening session to hear comments on how best to revise and strengthen the Principles during the 2017 AGU Fall Meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana. The listening session will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 3:00-4:00 CT in the Arctic Community Meeting Room, in Riverside Room I at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans-Convention Center (2nd floor, 1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana).

Further information is available on the IARPC Collaborations website.