• Canada


    ArcticNet at the University of Laval is part of the Network of Centres of Excellence bringing together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners in Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic. 

    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

    CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 "virtual" institutes. CIHR's Institutes are not buildings or research centres, but networks of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems.  

    Canadian Polar Commission

    Canada's primary polar knowledge agency. Website archived June 2015 upon establishment of  Polar Knowledge Canada, a federal research organization combining the mandates and functions of the Canadian Polar Commission and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station initiative of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  

    Centre for Aboriginal Health Research

    Researchers affiliated with the centre work corroboratively to advance the health and wellbeing of indigenous peoples in Manitoba, Canada and internationally. 

    Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

    CINE was created in response to a need expressed by Aboriginal Peoples for participatory research and education to address their concerns about the integrity of their traditional food systems. 

    Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments

    Actively creates an environment in which Inuit communities and researchers can cooperatively identify critical environmental health issues and conduct the appropriate training and innovative research needed to address them. 

    Nunavut Research Institute

    The Nunavut Research Institute's mandate is to develop, facilitate, and promote scientific research as a resource for the wellbeing of people in Nunavut. 

    Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR)

    Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is on the cutting edge of Arctic issues and strengthens Canada's position internationally as a leader in polar science and technology. POLAR also promotes the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. It will provide a world-class hub for science and technology research in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut called the Canadian High Arctic Research Station.  

    Yukon Research Centre

    The Yukon Research Centre is part of Yukon College, focusing on innovation and commercialization; research; and outreach. 

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  • Denmark

    Arctic Research Centre

    Aarhus University has established Arctic Research Centre (ARC) recognizing the need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to adequately address contemporary and critical Arctic issues, including the areas of nature, environment, culture, society and health, as well as the interactions between them.

    Aarhus University

    Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge. The site includes a researcher database with abstracts and publications.

    Arctic Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark

    Part of the Denmark's national public health institute. 

    Centre for Arctic Health (CAH)

    The Centre for Arctic Health is located at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, University of Aarhus.  The aims of the Centre for Arctic Health are strengthening research in Arctic Health, increasing collaboration between national and international Arctic research organizations, increasing collaboration on environmental medicine in the Arctic, and participation in Arctic Health education programs.


    ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is a website primarily for arctic researchers and research within the Kingdom of Denmark. The idea of ISAAFFIK is to inspire and facilitate cooperation, synergies and creativity among universities and knowledge centers in areas of arctic research, education, consultancy and logistics.

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  • Finland

    Arctic Health

    The Arctic Health activity focuses on studying the health and well-being of people in circumpolar areas. Arctic Health is acting within the multidisciplinary Thule Institute, for networking and developing circumpolar health research.

    Thule Institute

    The Thule Institute is a research center of the University of Oulu which focuses on the multidisciplinary research and doctoral training in the fields of environmental, northern and Arctic issues and natural resources.  

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  • Greenland

    Arctic Research Centre

    Aarhus University has established Arctic Research Centre (ARC) recognizing the need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to adequately address contemporary and critical Arctic issues, including the areas of nature, environment, culture, society and health, as well as the interactions between them.

    Greenland Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

    (Site is not in English) The aim of the Institute is to enhance cooperation between researchers from other countries and health professionals in Greenland, to further research cooperation within Greenland, and to facilitate the interaction of researchers from other countries with the Greenland community at large. 


    ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is a website primarily for arctic researchers and research within the Kingdom of Denmark. The idea of ISAAFFIK is to inspire and facilitate cooperation, synergies and creativity among universities and knowledge centers in areas of arctic research, education, consultancy and logistics.

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  • Iceland

    University of Iceland Centre of Public Health Sciences

    The Centre is the University of Iceland's research institute in the field of public health. Research is conducted in collaboration with Icelandic and international professionals in the field. 

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  • Norway

    Centre for Saami Health Research

    Centre for Saami Health Research .

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  • USA

    Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's data center, the mission is to contribute to the wellness of Alaska Native people by monitoring and reporting on health data, providing technical assistance and supporting initiatives that promote health. 

    Alaska Native Science Commission (ANSC)

    The Alaska Native Science Commission was established in 1994 to bring together research and science in partnership with the Native community. 

    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

    The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. 

    Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR)

    CANHR faculty and staff work with tribal groups and health care agencies to frame research questions, develop methodologies and procedures, and interpret and apply data to prevention and treatment. 

    Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

    The Center serves as a regional focal point for research designed to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes for populations in the Pacific region including Native and Pacific Peoples. 

    Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska

    The Institute aims to develop new solutions to health problems in Alaska and the circumpolar north. The Institute provides support and coordination for health research, information, and training. 

    Institute of Arctic Biology

    Located at University of Alaska Fairbanks, IAB supports faculty and post-doctoral research and graduate education in the life sciences of wildlife, physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology, ecology and ecosystems, biomedicine, and bioinformatics and computational biology. 

    National Science Foundation Polar Program Arctic Sciences (ARC)

    For information on research funded by the National Science Foundation in the Arctic.  

    Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)

    NARCH is supported by a joint partnership between the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health. NARCH supports partnerships between AI/AN tribes or tribally based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral, and health services research.  

    Native Research Network (NRN)

    NRN works to provide a pro-active network of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian Aboriginal persons to promote and advocate for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive and builds capacity and to promote an environment for research that operates on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, ethics, cooperation and open communication in multi-disciplinary fields. 

    Southcentral Foundation Research

    (Research page is password-protected) This site is designed for the Native community served by the Southcentral Foundation to explain the research process, the need for research and the foundation's own research projects.  

    The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS)

    CBHRS is a workgroup of researchers, providers, and educators that is dedicated to the behavioral and physical health of all members of the community. They provide a variety of services that are helpful to care providers, administrators, and policy makers in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, physical health, and criminal justice.  

    US Arctic Research Commission (USARC)

    The commission's principal duties are to develop and recommend an integrated national Arctic research policy and to assist in establishing a national Arctic research program plan to implement the policy. 

    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC)

    Established in the fall of 1988 and is based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

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  • Multinational

    Arctic Health

    The mission of Arctic Health is to advance the sustainable development of health and wellbeing in northern circumpolar area through research, education and social influence. 

    Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)

    The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) was formed in 1988 to identify and bring together the resources of the Arctic research community.  

    Arctic Studies Center

    The Arctic Studies Center explores cultures, history and environments of the northern part of the globe, and conducts research throughout the circumpolar region.  

    Circumpolar Health Research Network (CirchNet)

    CirchNet  is the coming together of two international circumpolar health organizations — the International Network for Circumpolar Health Research (INCHR) and the International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers (IACHP). It aims to: Promote cooperation and collaboration among health researchers engaged in research in the circumpolar region; Facilitate the exchange, communication and dissemination of research results and other health data; Support the training and development of researchers in circumpolar health; Publish the International Journal of Circumpolar Health and other scholarly publications.

    Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR)

    ICHR grew out of the Arctic Health Research Network, founded in 2005 by Northern community members, doctors, academics, and scientists. ICHR focuses specifically on bringing people, facilities, and resources to bear on health-related research in the Northwest Territories, as well as on raising health and wellness issues throughout the region's communities and the broader circumpolar world.  

    International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

    Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Center provides the international arctic research community an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge about science in the Arctic. 

    International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)

    The objectives of IASSA are to stimulate international cooperation; increase the participation of social scientists in national and international Arctic research; promote communication and coordination among researchers; encourage the active collection and achieving of information about social science in the Arctic; promote respect and collaboration between researchers and northern people and facilitate appropriate education in the north. 

    International Network for Circumpolar Health Research

    The INCHR is a voluntary network of individual researchers, research trainees, and supporters of research based in academic research centres, Indigenous peoples organizations, regional health authorities, scientific/professional associations, and government agencies, who share the goal of improving the health of the residents of the circumpolar regions through international cooperation in scientific research. 

    Polar Research Board

    A unit of the U.S. National Research Council providing independent analysis to the federal government and the nation on matters of science and technology affecting public policy on research needs, environmental quality, natural resources, and other issues in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and cold regions in general. 

    Scott Polar Research Institute

    The Institute is a well-known and long-established centre for research into both polar regions. It is part of the University of Cambridge and is a sub-department of the Department of Geography. 

    The Arctic Institute: Center for Circumpolar Security Studies

    The Arctic Institute is an interdisciplinary, independent think tank focused on Arctic policy issues.  

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