NordForsk invests in cyber-security

18.10.2016
NordForsk, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) have allocated funding to four projects under the Nordic Societal Security Programme’s call for proposals on society, integrity and cyber-security. In total, the four projects will be receiving EUR 4.2 million.

The call had a broad international focus and was issued in collaboration between NordForsk, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (one of the UK’s seven research councils). Researchers from institutions in Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK were eligible to apply for funding for collaborative research projects, and 28 grant applications were received.

A total of EUR 4.2 million has been awarded to the following four projects:

  • Police Detectives on the TOR-network (A Study on Tensions Between Privacy and Crime Fighting), Project Leader: Wouter Stol, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Taking Surveillance Apart?: Accountability and Legitimacy of Internet Surveillance and Expanded Investigatory Powers, Project Leader: Megan O’Neill, University of Dundee, UK
  • Enablement Besides Constraints: Human Security and a Cyber Multi-disciplinary Framework in the European High North (ECoHuCy), Project Leader: Kamrul Hossain, University of Lapland, Finland
  • Governance of Health Data in Cyberspace, Project Leader: Jane Kaye, University of Oxford, UK

The Nordic Societal Security Programme is currently being funded by the Academy of Finland, the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís), the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, the Research Council of Norway and NordForsk.

In addition to the Nordic funding partners, the ERSC and the NWO have contributed funding to the call on society, integrity and cyber-security and were represented on the Programme Committee for the evaluation of the grant applications.

More information about the Nordic Societal Security Programme

NordForsk reserves the right to correct any errors or modify this information in the event of changes. Only decisions communicated directly to applicants via email are to be considered formal confirmation of grant awards. 

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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