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IARPCThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is seeking comments on how best to revise and strengthen the Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic. A Federal Register Notice has been published to solicit community input.

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 current Principles were prepared by the Social Science Task Force of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, approved by the IARPC on June 28, 1990, and published by IARPC in volume 9, (Spring, 1995, pp.56-57) of the journal "Arctic Research of the United States". Since 1990, community engagement and Arctic research have advanced both in theory and in practice, necessitating a review and update of the current Principles.

Comments can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Principles Revision Working Group co-chairs, Roberto Delgado of NIH and Renee Crain of NSF.

Deadline to submit comments: Monday, 15 January 2018

To view the Federal Register Notice, go to:
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