The International Conference on Sámi Research Data Governance aims to identify pertinent issues concerning Sámi data governance. The conference will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, understanding, and experiences regarding Indigenous and Sámi data governance and promote collaboration between Sámi and non-Sámi researchers in the Nordic context on data governance and management. The conference will be held on 25–27 January 2023, Romsa/Tromsø, Norway


There is an increasing awareness of, and need for, ethical and responsible handling of Indigenous knowledge and data. The general FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship were published in 2016 and seek to make research data more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

Connected to the global network, the GIDA-Sápmi network was founded in June 2021 with members from various universities, memory institutions, and archives in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The objectives of GIDA-Sápmi include 1) to promote, adapt, and operationalise the CARE principles to the Nordic Sámi context; 2) to make the Nordic research community, memory and archival institutions aware of the Indigenous CARE principles; and 3) to advance the discussion on Sámi data governance principles.

Register for the conference

Deadline for registration is november 15t, 2022. 

  • Conference registration fee: 2500 NOK. An invoice will be sent to the address provided in the registration form. Conference dinner: 1500 NOK (excluding beverages). An invoice will be sent to the address provided in the registration form.
  • Accommodation: A number of double rooms have been reserved at the Clarion Hotel the Edge in Tromsø. A single occupancy is 1579 NOK. Sharing the room with two people is 1779 NOK (200 NOK extra). Please indicate in the registration form how many nights you are staying and leave a comment if you need double occupancy. Conference participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

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