Publications

This listing features reports, magazines, brochures and fact sheets published by NordForsk. For research output produced by NordForsk-funded activities, see our list of scholarly articles.

You can also find all of the NordForsk publications in the publication portal of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Here you can find publications from the Nordic Council of Ministers in general, as well as the Nordic Council and associated organisations. All publications can be downloaded free of charge under Open Access.

Bibliometric Research Performance Indicators for the Nordic Countries

Bibliometric Research Performance Indicators for the Nordic Countries

A publication from the NORIA-net "The use of bibliometrics in research policy and evaluation activities". This is the second report from this NORIA network. The report provides readers with essential information and perspectives on current and future possibilities to reach excellence in Nordic research. It identifies the fields in which the Nordic countries already are strong and in some cases even excellent, and it highlights challenges and possible ways to prevent future problems. Editor: Jesper W. Schneider, Royal School of Library & Information Science, Danmark (2010).

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NORDERA report 1: Nordic R&I cooperation: Achievements and Challenges

NORDERA report 1: Nordic R&I cooperation: Achievements and Challenges

This report describes and analyses Nordic cooperation in relation to research and innovation. This is done through a presentation of the main characteristics of both the formalised and the non-formalised aspects of the Nordic cooperation, and through an analysis of the main achievements and challenges. By NordForsk and Nordisk InnovationsCentre for the NORDERA project (2010). Available for download only.

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Information brochure of the Top-level Research Initiative

Information brochure of the Top-level Research Initiative

The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date. The initiative aims to involve the very best agencies and institutions in the Nordic region, and promote research and innovation of the highest level, in order to make a Nordic contribution towards solving the global climate crisis. Read more in the Top-level Research Initiative information brochure (2010).

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Nordic Climate Change Research

Nordic Climate Change Research

Policy Brief 8-2009. By Mandag Morgen for NordForsk (2009).

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NordForsk magasin 2-2009

NordForsk magasin 2-2009

In NordForsk Magasin 2-2009 you can read more about the Nordic Stem Cell Mobility Programme, the TRI sub-programme “Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change”, the evaluation of the Danish Research Council system, Nordic Climate Solutions 2009 and NORIA-net for research infrastructure.

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NordForsk magasin 1-2009

NordForsk magasin 1-2009

In this edition of NordForsk Magasin you can read interviews with the Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland and Chair of the Management Board for the Top-level Research Initiative, Rolf Annerberg. We also learn more about a PPP PhD research project on human embryonic stem cells (hESC), and Chair of the NordForsk Board, Gudrun Nordal shares her perspectives on the way forward.

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Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2008

NordForsks‘s annual report 2008 presents our organisation and our work during 2008. The editorial is written by the Director of NordForsk, Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist. There is also an interview with Halldór Ásgrímsson, the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The publication also presents main figures from the 2008 annual accounts. The report is written mainly in Scandinavian, but shorter translations in English are available throughout the publication.

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Nordic eScience Action Plan

Nordic eScience Action Plan

10 concrete actions to implement the Nordic eScience Strategy. By the Nordic eScience Initiative (eNORIA) (2008). Available for download only.

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Improving research capabilities

Improving research capabilities

An evaluation of the possibilities for increased Nordic cooperation on research infrastructures. By NIFU STEP for NordForsk (2008).

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NordForsk magasin 2-2008

NordForsk magasin 2-2008

Research infrastructure it the main theme of this issue of NordForsk magasin. Read more about the recent developments in Nordic research infrastructure policy, and about two infrastructure projects funded through Joint Nordic Use of Research Infrastructure. We have also interviewed Inge Mærkedahl, Director General of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Riitta Mustonen, Vice President (Research) of the Academy of Finland.

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Main conclusions from Policy Brief 5-2008: Nordic Excellence

Main conclusions from Policy Brief 5-2008: Nordic Excellence

Main conclusions from the NordForsk Policy Brief 5: Nordic Excellence - A Bibliometric Exploration of Common Nordic Research Funding Opportunities. By Technopolis Group for NordForsk (2008).

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Nordic Research Gems

Nordic Research Gems

Nordic Research Gems presents a collection of success stories from Nordic research cooperation. More than 11 000 researchers are currently involved in research activities financed by NordForsk and they are producing some impressive results (2008).

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Branding the Nordic Research and Innovation Area

Branding the Nordic Research and Innovation Area

Promoting the Nordic region as an attractive destination for global investments in research and innovation. By Interlace-Invent Aps for NordForsk (2008).

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Nordic Excellence

Nordic Excellence

A Bibliometric Exploration of Common Nordic Research Funding Opportunities. By Technopolis Group for NordForsk (2008).

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NordForsk magasin 1-2008

NordForsk magasin 1-2008

The main theme of NordForsk Magasin 1-2008-1 is the Nordic Research and Innovation Area NORIA. The subject is presented through an introductory article on the challenges and opportunities facing NORIA, and an in-depth interview with the “founding father” and author of the Whitebook on NORIA from 2004, Gustav Björkstrand. Available for download only.

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The Nordic region as a global health lab

The Nordic region as a global health lab

By Monday Morning for NordForsk (2008).

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Urban Development

Urban Development

Nordic strengths and challenges under the heading of a new global agenda. Av Nordregio og NIBR for NordForsk (2007).

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Annual Report 2007

Annual Report 2007

NordForsk’s Annual Report 2007 comprises an interview with Chair of the NordForsk Board, Kari Kveseth, reports on new funding programmes, presentations of new coordination and policy initiatives, and news stories from some of the 2007 start-ups. The publication also presents main figures from the 2007 annual accounts.

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Stem Cell Research in the Nordic Countries

Stem Cell Research in the Nordic Countries

Science, Ethics, Public Debate and Law. By the Nordic Committee on Bioethics for NordForsk (2007).

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Development in Research

Development in Research

An Outline of the Science Systems in Russia and the Baltic States. By Aadne Aasland for NordForsk (2007).

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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