Constructing Nordic Research Infrastructure Pilots in Health and Welfare by combining registers with socioeconomic and health-related data

NordForsk is now announcing the third call under the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare. This call is targeted towards establishing infrastructures based on Nordic registers of socio-economic and health–related data in order to facilitate cross-border research that addresses societal challenges.

The aim of this specific call is to support projects targeting the construction of Nordic research infrastructures in the health and welfare sphere by combining socio-economic and health-related registers. The joint Nordic registers established should subsequently be utilised as a knowledge resource for answering novel research questions that address grand societal challenges relating to health and welfare, and thereby provide a foundation for future policy incentives and interventions.

The call also aims to monitor existing hurdles and bottlenecks (technical, organisational, legal, ethical, etc.) that impede Nordic research and research infrastructure cooperation, in keeping with NordForsk’s objective to strengthen Nordic register-based research.

The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is to improve health in the Nordic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges through high quality research.

The total budget for this call is NOK 30 million, and the maximum funding amount that may be sought is NOK 10 million. Funding will be granted for a period of one -three years.

Researchers and research groups at universities and other research institutions in the Nordic countries are eligible to apply for funding. The Nordic countries are defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Aaland Islands, Faroe Islands and Greenland. The formal applicant must be an institution, organisation or other legal entity based in one of the Nordic countries.

In order to access the application form you must register as a user at NordForsk Application Portal and create an application draft.

Proposals should be submitted electronically through the NordForsk Application Portal no later than 18 February 2015 13:00 (CET). Proposals must be submitted in English.

For more information and to apply please see the full call text. 

Responsible adviser

Maria Nilsson, Senior Adviser
Phone: +47 99 38 02 64  

Responsible adviser

Ida Persson, Adviser
Phone: +47 407 24 571

Facts about the call
NOK 30 000 000
Application expired
18.02.2015 - 13:00 CET
Funding scheme