Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (), chaired by the National Science Foundation (), has revised Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic.
Researchers working in the Arctic have a responsibility to respect local culture and knowledge and advance stewardship of the Arctic environment. The original principles, released in 1990, have been revised to provide guidelines for the conduct of research, to better align with U.S. Arctic policy, to incorporate the latest advances in research methods, and to reflect expanded research efforts and disciplinary breadth in a rapidly changing Arctic.
A U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee () Principles Revision Working Group prepared these Principles after seeking and receiving diverse input from Federal, State, and local agency representatives, Alaska Native people and organizations, academic organizations and individual researchers through outreach efforts, listening sessions, and two Federal Register open comment periods.
The core Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic are:
- Be Accountable
- Establish Effective Communication
- Respect Indigenous Knowledge and Cultures
- Build and Sustain Relationships
- Pursue Responsible Environmental Stewardship
IARPC held a listening session on the Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic on August 1, 2018. The recording is available below.