Review of the Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North AGU Listening Session

December 14, 2017, 4 to 5pm EST

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The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), will host a listening session during the AGU in the ARCUS Room to hear comments on how best to revise and strengthen the Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic.

Where: The listening session will take place on Thursday, December 14th from 3:00-4:00 CT at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans-Convention Center in Riverside Room I (2nd floor, 1201 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, Louisiana).

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A Federal Register Notice has been published to solicit community input. For those unable to attend the listening session in person, there will be a zoom connection. See the link below.  Comments can also be emailed to

Context of the Principles for the Conduct of Arctic Research:

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. 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.

Please come and share your views on how to revise the Principles with the IARPC Principles Revision Working Group co-chairs, Roberto Delgado of NIH ( and Renee Crain of NSF ( and with other members of the working group.

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Join scientists from Federal, State, academic, NGO, and industry organizations working to accelerate the progress of Arctic research.

Membership suggestions are subject to approval and adherence to the IARPC Collaborations codes of conduct.


Sara Bowden, IARPC Executive Secretary
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