Invitation for citizen meetings in Sisimiut and Nuuk on November 4 and 9:
Ilisimatusarfik and Greenland Research Council invite citizens in Nuuk and Sisimiut to submit their recommendations for the development of ethical guidelines for research in Greenland
Ilisimatusarfik and Greenland Research Council are now working on developing ethical guidelines for research in Greenland. The guidelines will help promote locally anchored and culturally relevant research that contributes to sustainable societal development.
Rector of Ilisimatusarfik, Gitte Adler Reimer, and Josephine Nymand, chairwoman of Greenland Research Council, invite citizens in Sisimiut and Nuuk to give their input and recommendations for the guidelines – Saturday, November 4, 14.00 – 15.00 in Taseralik, Sisimiut, and Thursday, November 9, 16.30 – 18.00 in Katuaq, Nuuk.
Rector Gitte Adler Reimer says:
“Research ethics is about what is considered appropriate and inappropriate research practice based on a society’s norms, values and culture. The development of the ethical guidelines will help cultivate a research culture that is accepted and supported by Greenlandic society.”
Josephine Nymand, chairwoman of Greenland Research Council, adds:
“The ethical guidelines will help to strengthen a socially responsible and sustainable development of research in Greenland. They are important tools for research diplomacy and collaboration between researchers, citizens, administrations, businesses and other stakeholders.”
The Ileqqussaasut project
To meet the need for research ethical guidelines, Greenland Research Council launched the Ileqqussaasut project in 2020, which will gather input and make recommendations for the ethical guidelines for research in Greenland on a research-based basis.
The project will gather input and recommendations from citizens, research and educational institutions, the business community, the Government of Greenland, municipalities, and other stakeholders, in order to create a strong ownership of the guidelines. Implementation of the guidelines will include the development of policies, procedures, and educational material.
The citizen meetings in Sisimiut and Nuuk are the first in a series. The next step for the work is to secure funding for citizen meetings and workshops in other parts of the country, ensuring representation from all regions.
Published 3 November 2023