NordForsk funds three courses in register-based research

NordForsk funds three courses with up to six million Norwegian Kroner. Nordic Graduate Education Courses is the fifth call in NordForsk's Health and Welfare Programme.

The courses will support the next generation of researchers using data from the Nordic health and socio-economic registers, by providing high-quality education and training as well as networking platforms.

The three courses that have been awarded up to two million Norwegian kroner each are:

  • Key concepts and principles for design and critical interpretation of Nordic register-based studies. Project leader: Anita Berglund, Karolinska Institutet
  • Register-based research: Pharmaco-epidemiology - drug use and safety. Project leader: Professor Helle Kieler, Karolinska Institutet
  • Register-based epidemiology. Project leader: Professor Per Magnus, University of Oslo

It is foreseen that each course is given at least twice within the proposed budget, within the time frame 2018-2020

About the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare

The Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is a cooperative effort between the Academy of Finland, the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences, the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís), the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), and NordForsk. The programme runs from 2014 to 2018

Read more about the Nordic Health and Welfare Programme

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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Maria Nilsson - Special Adviser and Leader of the Health and Welfare Programme
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