Publications

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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Joint Nordic Registers and Biobanks - A goldmine for health and welfare research

Joint Nordic Registers and Biobanks - A goldmine for health and welfare research

This report is based on the work of the NORIA-net on Registers and Biobanks (NRB), a Nordic working group of key actors involved in Nordic research and research policy at the national level. Nordic register-based research has the potential to attract international interest and to enable the Nordic research community to take the international lead in this field.

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The Top-level Research Initiative

The Top-level Research Initiative

Information brochure for the Top-level Research Initiative (2014).

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Nordic Societal Security Programme

Nordic Societal Security Programme

Nordic Societal Security Programme brochure

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NordForsk Magazine 2014

NordForsk Magazine 2014

The 2014 edition contains articles about selected NordForsk activities and interviews with among others Norway's Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie, and Denmark's Minister for Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen.

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NordForsk magasin 2014

NordForsk magasin 2014

Årets magasin inneholder artikler om mange av NordForsks aktiviteter samt intervjuer med blant andre Norges helse- og omsorgsminister Bent Høie og Danmarks utdannelses- og forskningsminister Sofie Carsten Nielsen.

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Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2014

Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2014

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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Evaluation of two programmes using Nordic Centres of Excellence - The Programme on Food, Nutrition and Health and the Programme on Welfare Research

Evaluation of two programmes using Nordic Centres of Excellence - The Programme on Food, Nutrition and Health and the Programme on Welfare Research

The report contains final evaluations of NordForsk’s two joint Nordic research programmes started in 2007, namely Welfare Research and Food, Nutrition and Health. The evaluation of the two programmes covers the period from their start to their final activities in 2013. The overall purpose of the evaluation of the two NCoE programmes has been to analyse the added value achieved based on the original objectives of the programmes.

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Crossing Borders - Obstacles and incentives to researcher mobility

Crossing Borders - Obstacles and incentives to researcher mobility

This report consists of two studies, each providing extensive data on researcher mobility in the Nordic region and beyond. In each of the reports different aspects of researcher mobility is analyzed with the help of a wide range of data and varied methodological approaches. This makes the description rich in terms of perspectives on mobility and underlines the complexity of the issue. Together they provide a basis for understanding patterns and trends of researcher mobility across the Nordic region as well as different types of incentives and obstacles promoting and inhibiting such mobility.

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Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators - Second report, covering the years 2000-2012

Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators - Second report, covering the years 2000-2012

This report is replacing the previous report from 2011 covering the years 2000-2009, basically building on the same methodology but adding more information. In this Second report, publications from the social sciences and the humanities are included, and new time intervals are applied. Both reports use data from Thomson Reuters and a Nordic network for validating the data, developing the indicators and analysing the results.

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NordForsk Magazine 2013

NordForsk Magazine 2013

NordForsk is funding many projects in which Nordic researchers are collaborating with each other across national borders to find solutions to collective challenges. The 2013 issue of NordForsk magazine presents several of the researchers behind these efforts and takes a look at how they work.

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NordForsk magasin 2013

NordForsk magasin 2013

I de mange prosjektene som NordForsk støtter, arbeider nordiske forskere på tvers av landegrenser for å finne løsninger på felles problemer. I årets nye NordForsk magasin kan du bli kjent med flere av menneskene bak forskningen, og lære mer om hvordan de jobber.

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Other Nordic publications

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