New report on Nordic biobanks and registers

17.03.2017
NordForsk recently launched a new report that emphasises registers and biobanks as research infrastructures for innovative research on health and welfare. The report gives an overview of current knowledge on cross-border development of research that uses Nordic registers, biobanks and clinical studies, and includes suggestions for policy implications.

The Nordic "goldmine” of data resources remains underexplored, however, largely due to cumbersome legal, ethical, organisational, and technical constraints on cross-border sharing of data. To take advantage of the full potential of the registers in Nordic research cooperation, these barriers must be overcome.

The report has been drawn up in response to the request of the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Education & Research within the Nordic Council of Ministers to NordForsk to produce an overview of current knowledge on cross-border development of research that uses Nordic registers, biobanks and clinical studies.

Professor Juni Palmgren of Karolinska Institutet is the editor of Nordic biobanks and registers - A basis for innovative research on health and welfare.

Order your free copy or download the full report. 

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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