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Public comments sought on revised Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic


July 13, 2018

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, chaired by the NSF director, is seeking public comments on the newly revised Principles for the Conduct of Research in the #Arctic 2018.

The draft revision may be reviewed here: https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/uploads/cms/documents/draft_principles_for_frn_review_july_2018.pdf

The revised core principles are:

  • Be Accountable
  • Establish Effective Two-way Communication
  • Respect Local Culture and Knowledge
  • Build and Sustain Relationships
  • Pursue Responsible Environmental Stewardship 

Comments may be submitted to: iarpcprinciples@nsf.gov

Renee Crain, OPP’s Arctic research support and logistics manager, co-chairs the working group on the revision with Roberto Delgado at the National Institutes of Health.

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.

Review the existing Code of Conduct here: https://www.nsf.gov/geo/opp/arctic/conduct.jsp.

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