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Pre-announcement: Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities

Pre-announcement: Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities

04.03.2019

NordForsk, Academy of Finland, Formas, the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, Forte, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Research Council of Norway, are collaborating to fund research in the fields of sustainable urban development and smart cities. Four research projects with a budget of maximum NOK 12.5 million each will be funded. Tentatively, a call for proposals will be issued in 14 March 2019 with application deadline of 4 June 2019.

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Wide interest in Nordic registries at AAAS

Wide interest in Nordic registries at AAAS

04.03.2019

NordForsk organised a scientific session, Nordic Registers and Biobanks: A Goldmine for Precision Medicine Research at this year’s AAAS meeting, which was held in Washington D.C. The session addressed how the Nordic registries are used in research, and shed light on how Nordic research councils and policymakers work together to promote cross-border cooperation. Speaking at the session were Camilla Stoltenberg, Director General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Paul Franks of Lund University and NordForsk's Maria Nilsson.

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A Nordic proposal on European Open Science Cloud awarded funding from the European Commission

A Nordic proposal on European Open Science Cloud awarded funding from the European Commission

01.03.2019

A joint Nordic-Baltic proposal has received funding from the European Commission to support the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). On request from the five Nordic e-infrastructure providers Nordic eInfrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) coordinated the Nordic-Baltic proposal worth 6 million euros. NeIC will be the coordinator of the EOSC-Nordic project and also lead a Work Package on FAIR data. The project will seek to establish the Nordic and Baltic countries as frontrunners in the take-up of the EOSC concept, principles and approach.

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NordForsk session at AAAS 2019

NordForsk session at AAAS 2019

07.02.2019

For several centuries, the Nordic countries have collected information on each of their citizens. There are registries in the region dating to the 1700s, with information on birthplaces, marriages and deaths, among other particulars. Today there are even more registries and linking their data together can provide a detailed record of each individual’s journey through life. This treasure trove of information could be a unique source of insight for Nordic researchers. On 17 February, during the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Washington D.C, Dr. Maria Nilsson, talks about how NordForsk has invested heavily in efforts to promote Nordic research cooperation based on registry data.

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Strengthening Open Science through Nordic collaboration

Strengthening Open Science through Nordic collaboration

29.01.2019

NeIC 2019, the Nordic Infrastructure for Open Science conference, will be held in May 2019 and will give special focus to how cooperation across borders can help to strengthen Open Science.

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