Cooperation and Network
The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M)
NOS-M is a collaborating body for the Nordic research councils that finance medical research. NOS-M aims to promote Nordic cooperation in the medical research area through information exchange, coordination and concrete collaboration projects.
NordForsk hosts the secretariat for NOS-M.
The Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Councils for Natural Sciences (NOS-N)
NOS-N is a collaborating body for Nordic research councils that finance research in the natural sciences. The Committee aims to promote natural sciences in the Nordic countries through collaboration and coordination.
NordForsk acts as secretariat for the committee.
The Joint Committe for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)
NOS-HS promotes research within the fields of humanities and social sciences in the Nordic countries. NOS-HS aims to enhance the exchange of information between the Nordic research councils, and supports collaboration between Nordic researchers by funding Nordic exploratory workshops.
NordForsk will act as secretariat for the committee from 1 January 2022.
The mission of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics is to foster co-operation between the Nordic countries by bringing together representatives from different backgrounds to discuss and analyse issues in bioethics in order to achieve greater awareness, promote common understanding, improve policy making and present internationally a Nordic perspective on bioethical challenges.
The Nordic Committee on Bioethics is since 1 January 2014 under the auspices of NordForsk.
Nordic Trial Alliance
The Nordic Trial Alliance (NTA) is a project with the aim to facilitate Nordic cooperation on clinical research. The project is funded under the Norwegian priority project “Nordic cooperation for better health” which was initiated in 2017 when Norway was having the presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The activities continue in 2021. NTA has initiated activities connecting research communities with the aim to share competences and infrastructures. NTA is one of NordForsk’s activities within the health area.
NORIA-net on Registers and Biobanks
The “NORIA-net on Registers and Biobanks” was an expert group with representatives from national and Nordic research funding agencies and the research sector. The group was given the task to identify suitable actions that could increase the use of the unique registers and biobanks in and between the Nordic countries, and thereby strengthening Nordic cooperation on register-based research. The group was active 2011-2014.
NordForsk has several, ongoing projects on research collaboration outside the Nordic region.
Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation Committee
NordForsk committee seeks to enhance Nordic cooperation on research infrastructure