How we work

How a Nordic research programme is formed

Most of NordForsk’s activities are organised under programmes for cooperation on research and research infrastructure. Here is how our programmes come to be and are carried out.

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How our activities are funded

NordForsk’s activities are funded by allocations over Nordic and national budgets.

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Nordic research infrastructure cooperation

Excellent research infrastructures (RI) are a prerequisite for the performance of high-quality research. Such infrastructures typically comprise high-cost investments, and cooperation on RI and e-infrastructure will therefore be beneficial in terms of use, access and investment at the Nordic level in particular.

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Complaints procedure at NordForsk

NordForsk is committed to working in an open and accountable way to provide a high quality, responsive and accessible services in accordance with best international practice and stated policies and internal procedures. In cases where an applicant believes NordForsk has failed to act in accordance with this commitment, there is a possibility of submitting an official complaint.

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Transparency policy

Regarding transparency, NordForsk follows the provisions the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act.

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Open Invitation

NordForsk Open Invitation is a flexible mechanism that enables the national research funding organisations to set the NordForsk research agenda. Via Open Invitation, research funding organisations can propose new Nordic research programmes or extensions of existing programmes administered by NordForsk.

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