Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Saami Council, EU-PolarNet, Austrian Polar Research Institute, University of Groningen/Arctic Centre, Nordland Research Institute, the University of Northern Iowa/ArctiCentre, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the UArctic invite insights, experiences, opinions, criticism, ideas and, best practice models in collaborative and community based participatory research which can include also aspects regarding COVID-19 conditions.

Organizers aim to collect a broad range of input from indigenous knowledge holders and researchers to improve the quality of co-designed research processes. The assessment of collaborative work between Indigenous rights holders and researchers from all disciplines – social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences – will result in the development of a joint public statement meant to contribute to the long-term discussion about equity-based research collaboration between Indigenous communities, organizations, and individuals and scientists, all in the interest of serving the needs of the people in the Arctic. On a smaller scale these collaborations have already been going on for some time. Now organizers aim to implement these kinds of efforts in larger, multiple partner research projects.

Comments will also feed into the process of preparation of an online workshop during the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in 2021 and a face-to-face workshop during ASSW 2022. Furthermore, organizers will publish an extended article to which they invite commenters as interested stakeholders to contribute as authors, and the knowledge and experiences will feed into an open digital best practice tool developed by the EU-PolarNet project.

For more information and to submit comments, go to:
Public Consultation on Co-creating Research Projects webpage


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