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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="color:black">Dear Colleagues,
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="color:black">The
<span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Interagency</span></span> Arctic Research Policy Committee (<span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">IARPC</span></span>) is seeking
 comment from the public on newly revised <i><u><a href="https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/principles.html" target="_blank"><em><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#12528F;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;font-style:normal">Principles
 for Conducting Research in the Arctic</span></em></a></u></i>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="color:black;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">IARPC</span></span><span style="color:black"> is interested in all comments on the Principles document, including the core principles and sub-bullets describing
 the approaches that researchers are encouraged to adopt across all stages of research. The core Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic are:</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Be <strong><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Accountable</span></strong><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Establish Effective Two-way <strong><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Communication</span></strong><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><strong><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Respect</span></strong><span style="color:black"> Local Culture and Knowledge<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Build and Sustain <strong><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Relationships</span></strong><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Pursue Responsible <strong><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Environmental Stewardship</span></strong><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span>The IARPC Principles Revision Working Group revised the existing Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic, adopted 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” (<a href="https://www.arctic.gov/publications/related/arotus.html">https://www.arctic.gov/publications/related/arotus.html</a>). The 1990 version has now been updated and renamed Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic, hereafter the Principles,
 to reflect current research disciplines and approaches in the Arctic. The Principles Revision Working Group prepared the draft revised Principles after a year-long process that included a comprehensive literature review and seeking and receiving diverse input
 from Alaska Native people, Federal and State and local agency representatives, and researchers by a variety of methods, including listening sessions at scientific conferences, through a Federal Register Notice, and targeted interviews with Alaska residents
 and researchers. The Principles are directed at federally-funded researchers, though they may be useful to academic, state, local, and tribal researchers in the Arctic.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="color:black">More information is available on the IARPC website:
<a href="https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/principles.html">https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/principles.html</a>
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Please submit comments in one of the following ways:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Comment through the Federal Register <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/11/2018-14802/request-for-feedback-on-the-interagency-arctic-research-policy-committees-draft-principles-for"><span style="color:#12528F;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/11/2018-14802/request-for-feedback-on-the-</span><span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="color:#12528F;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none">interagency</span></span><span style="color:#12528F;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">-arctic-research-policy-committees-draft-principles-for</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Representatives will solicit comments at the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (<span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">AWSC</span></span>) Quarterly Meeting
 (July 23-25) and the <span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">UIC</span></span> Science Day (Aug. 2)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Contact the working group chairpersons Renee <span class="nanospell-typo"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Crain</span></span> (<a href="mailto:rcrain@nsf.gov">rcrain@nsf.gov</a>)
 or Roberto Delgado (<a href="mailto:robert.delgado@nih.hhs.gov">robert.delgado@nih.hhs.gov</a>)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review and comment on the draft Principles. Your comments would be most helpful by September 4, 2018.
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Kindest regards,<br>
Renee Crain, NSF and Roberto Delgado, NIH<br>
Chairpersons, Principles Revision Working Group<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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