Workshop: The Nordics and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

NordForsk is carrying out a comparison of the Nordic memberships in EMBL including the Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

Time and place


Vetenskapsrådet, Västra järnvägsgatan 3, Stockholm 18.12.2014 from 09:00 to 13:00

Contact person


+47 954 60 604

The goal is to better understand and improve scientific development and impact, increase cost effectiveness and how to create Nordic added value. This work has its origin in the earlier NORIA-net Nordic Research Infrastructures Network funded by NordForsk. Network funding has also been provided to the Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine by NordForsk. It has become evident that the topic involves many stakeholders. A Nordic forum for discussions on current and future needs is however lacking. 

NordForsk now invites to a workshop with the aim to give stakeholders a forum for discussions and a possibility to contribute a broader view to the comparison. NordForsk also hopes to collect concrete proposals for a possible joint Nordic approach. NordForsk will present results from the comparison and aims to initiate a Nordic discussion on opportunities and challenges with memberships in EMBL and usage of their services as well as NordForsk´s role.

The workshop, which will have an interactive format providing lots of room for discussion, is by invitation only. In case you would like to suggest another person to be invitated, please, contact Leif Eriksson or use the registration link below. Please state affiliation, function in organisation, and a few sentences explaining which particular aspect of the workshop is relevant for attendance and contribution to the discussion. Our intention is to publish a report after the workshop. You can already now indicate your interest in this report through the registration page.

Register for the workshop

Draft programme

09.00 - 10.30 Comparing the Nordic memberships in EMBL – NordForsk presents background and invited speakers will present different perspectives on the role of EMBL.

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 The way forward – The focus will be on how to jointly increase impact on EMBL and creating added value from being a member. How could Nordic cooperation create added value?

12:00  Light lunch will be served


Background Material


Map of location