NordForsk funds four Nordic Register Pilots projects
The call aimed to establish research infrastructures based on the combination of Nordic socio-economic and health–related register data. The joint Nordic registers established through the projects 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 funded projects should aim to monitor existing hurdles and bottlenecks (technical, organisational, legal, and ethical) that impede Nordic research and research infrastructure cooperation, in keeping with NordForsk's objective to strengthen Nordic register-based research.
The NordForsk Board decided to grant funding to the four projects with up to 10 MNOK each. Funding will be granted for a period of 1-3 years.
The four projects funded are:
- A Nordic Rheumatology Register Pilot to facilitate collaborative studies based on linkages of clinical data with national health. Project leader: Professor Johan Askling, Karolinska Institutet.
- Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia (ALiCCS): Socioeconomic consequences of long-term survival. Project leader: Jeanette Falck, The Danish Cancer Society.
- Contingent Life Courses (C-LIFE). Project leader: Professor Espen Dahl, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
- Nordic Occupational Register – a tool for estimation of the potential of workplace and population level interventions. Project leader: Svetlana Solovieva, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Disclaimer: This information may include errors and omissions. Only decisions communicated directly to the applicants through e-mail should be considered formal confirmations of allocation of funding. All applicants will receive a letter of decision by e-mail before the end of June.
Text: Tor Martin Nilsen