Publications

Comparing research at Nordic higher education institutions using bibliometric indicators: Covering the years 1999-2014

Comparing research at Nordic higher education institutions using bibliometric indicators: Covering the years 1999-2014

This report is both an update and an extension of two previous reports with the same title: “Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators” from 2011 and 2014. With the current report’s use of more years, more institutions and more subject fields, the figures are not directly comparable to the figures in the former two. Therefore, it should not be seen as an update of the former two reports; rather it replaces these.

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Nordic migration and integration research: Overview and future prospects

Nordic migration and integration research: Overview and future prospects

This policy paper gives an overview of the current state of Nordic migration and integration research. It maps the existing migration and integration research infrastructure, points out gaps in the current research field and presents perspectives on developing Nordic added value.

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Nordic biobanks and registers - A basis for innovative research on health and welfare

Nordic biobanks and registers - A basis for innovative research on health and welfare

This report emphasises registers and biobanks as research infrastructures for innovative research on health and welfare. It 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.

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Ethical review, data protection and biomedical research in the Nordic countries – a legal perspective

Ethical review, data protection and biomedical research in the Nordic countries – a legal perspective

The report gives an overview of the existing legislation in the Nordic countries regarding the collection and re-use of health-related personal data in medical research. It also looks at how ethical review is integrated in the regulatory frameworks, including in the European general data protection regulation that will come into force May 2018.

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Education for Tomorrow – phase II

Education for Tomorrow – phase II

This fact sheet describes the objectives and targeted themes of the second phase of the Education for Tomorrow programme.

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Education for Tomorrow – phase I. Key findings

Education for Tomorrow – phase I. Key findings

This leaflet presents a number of key findings from the Nordic Centre of Excellence and six research projects that made up the first phase of the Education for Tomorrow programme, 2013-2018.

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Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2016

Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2016

The legislation on biotechnology varies markedly from one Nordic country to another. The aim of this report is to give the reader information of the current status in the different countries and a chance to compare the legal situations.

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NordForsk magasin 2016 - Scandinavian edition

NordForsk magasin 2016 - Scandinavian edition

Inneholder artikler om NordForsks aktiviteter samt intervjuer med blant annet Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, Birgitta Evengård, Allan Krasnik, Kristin Danielsen, Riitta Maijala, Angela Sasse, Sander Dekker, Martina Schraudner og Dagfinn Høybråten.

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NordForsk Magazine 2016

NordForsk Magazine 2016

Features articles about NordForsk-funded activities and interviews with among others: Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, Birgitta Evengård, Allan Krasnik, Kristin Danielsen, Riitta Maijala, Angela Sasse, Sander Dekker, Martina Schraudner and Dagfinn Høybråten.

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Open Access to Research Data – Status, Issues and Outlook

Open Access to Research Data – Status, Issues and Outlook

This NordForsk policy paper presents the status of open access to research data in the Nordic countries, the EU and internationally. The report responds to the request by the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Education & Research (ÄK-U) within the Nordic Council of Ministers to NordForsk to produce an overview of current knowledge within the area of Open Access to research data and identify possible joint frameworks and the corresponding implications.

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Brochure: The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration

Brochure: The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration

Information brochure about NeIC (The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration).

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Mapping of Nordic university cooperation on research 2015

Mapping of Nordic university cooperation on research 2015

This study was conducted as part of a NordForsk project, the strategic analysis of research policy, with a special focus on Nordic university cooperation, which aims to find new and better ways to support research cooperation between Nordic universities. The study provides an overview of existing research cooperation between Nordic universities. It investigates the motivation for cooperating with other Nordic universities, different forms and models for organising and funding cooperation, and the perceived added value of cooperation for the participating universities.

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NordForsk Magasin 2015 - Scandinavian edition

NordForsk Magasin 2015 - Scandinavian edition

NordForsk Magazine 2015 includes an interview with Denmark's Minister for Culture and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Bertel Haarder, and the former Icelandic Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. Professor Erland Hjelmquist shares his thoughts about NordForsk health and welfare programme, and Chair of the Programme Committee, Fredrik Melander, presents the new Joint Nordic programme for neutron research.

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NordForsk Magazine 2015

NordForsk Magazine 2015

NordForsk Magazine 2015 includes an interview between Denmark's Minister for Culture and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Bertel Haarder, and the former Icelandic Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. Professor Erland Hjelmquist shares his thoughts about NordForsk health and welfare programme, and Chair of the Programme Committee, Fredrik Melander, presents the new Joint Nordic programme for neutron research.

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NordForsk 10 years

NordForsk 10 years

Ten years have passed since NordForsk was established and this milestone is marked by an anniversary insert looking back at the early days and important events that have shaped NordForsk to be the organisation it is today. The anniversary insert includes NordForsk Director Gunnel Gustafsson's thoughts on the development of NordForsk during the last five years. Former head of department at the Nordic Council of Ministers Department for Knowledge and Welfare, Gard Titlestad, talks about NordForsk's history and the strategic priorities of the organisation in the years to come.

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Solving the Climate Crisis – A Nordic Contribution

Solving the Climate Crisis – A Nordic Contribution

At their summer meeting in Finland in 2007, the five Nordic Prime Ministers decided to strengthen efforts related to Nordic research and innovation. They asked the Nordic Council of Ministers to draw up a proposal that would promote Nordic top-level research in close cooperation with trade and industry. The Nordic Prime Ministers met again in April 2008 at the Riksgränsen ski resort in Sweden, where they drew up the Riksgränsen Declaration which laid the foundation for the largest joint Nordic effort to promote research and innovation ever undertaken, focusing on climate, energy and the environment. The Prime Ministers’ pioneering Nordic cooperative effort became the Top-level Research Initiative. This book describes some of the important results from the initiative.

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Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2015

Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2015

The legislation on biotechnology varies markedly from one Nordic country to another. The aim of this report is to give the reader information of the current status in the different countries and a chance to compare the legal situations. The first edition was published in 2014 and this is an updated version for 2015.

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Nordic eScience Action Plan 2.0 : eScience and eInfrastructure in an international context

Nordic eScience Action Plan 2.0 : eScience and eInfrastructure in an international context

The first version of the Nordic eScience Action Plan was presented in November 2008, comprising ten concrete actions along three different action lines for implementing an integrated Nordic strategy covering higher education in eScience, eScience research and eInfrastructure. Following the successful implementation of many actions in the first version of the Action Plan, MR-U under the Swedish presidency of the NordicCouncil of Ministers, at the end of 2012, appointed a project leader and an ad hoc expert group to produce an updated version of the Nordic eScience Action Plan, the Nordic eScience Action Plan 2.0.

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Cognitus: A Science Case for High Performance Computing in the Nordic Region

Cognitus: A Science Case for High Performance Computing in the Nordic Region

This report has been prepared for the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) Board to facilitate future decisions in the Nordic region in the area of high performance computing and related topics. An external expert, Dr. Robert Pennington, Deputy Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was engaged as a special advisor to NeIC for the project. He consulted with Nordic researchers, Nordic HPC systems staff, NeIC staff, as well as other researchers who have been engaged in similar activities in other countries.

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Research Integrity in the Nordic countries – national systems and procedures

Research Integrity in the Nordic countries – national systems and procedures

NordForsk invited experts to a seminar on Research Integrity procedures and professional research ethics review processes in the Nordic countries. This report includes a summary of the presentations at the expert seminar which took place in Oslo, 9 April 2014, and gives an overview of the situation in each of the five Nordic countries.

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More Nordic publications

You can find publications from many of the organisations within the Nordic cooperation at the e-library NordPub