The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI):"eScience in Health and Social Preconditions for Health"
Together, the Nordic countries are in possession of unique information resources in the form of national registries and health surveys. Well-developed population and health data registries encompassing the population at large have been in operation for decades and are now complemented by databases with molecular data. The use of modern eScience tools to combine these resources across national boundaries will generate unique opportunities to employ the data in research activities in conjunction with biobanks and modern technology for genetic analysis.
The NeGI NCoE must have as its aim to conduct excellent research targeted towards developing methods and tools for advanced data integration, data analysis, modeling and simulation for research related to health and social preconditions for health, with a special focus on utilising national registry, biobank and genetic data in the Nordic countries.
The NeGI NCoE is expected to conduct high-quality eScience research designed to lead to new research opportunities in the fields of health and social preconditions for health within the project period. Activities must be based on close interaction between relevant research groups active in these fields and incorporate research on more generic eScience tools and methods, including groups from pertinent research fields and computer science/ scientific computing/ applied mathematics/statistics.
Who can apply?
- The NeGI NCoE Project Leader must be an established senior researcher based at a research institution in a NeGI co-funding country (Finland, Norway, Sweden). NordForsk will enter into a contract with this institution, which will be responsible for the administration of the NeGI NCoE. This is also the institution to which NordForsk will disburse the grant.
- The NeGI NCoE must have binding institutional commitment from at least three Nordic countries. Letters of Intent are required from all NeGI NCoE partners.
- Proposals must include an overall budget detailing the expected costs for the NeGI NCoE and a specification of how these costs will be distributed among the different funding sources, including funding sought from the NeGI.
- All NeGI NCoE partners must document their own contribution (cash and in-kind) to the centre.
- The proposed time frame for a NeGI NCoE is five years.
- Proposals must include a description of the relevant legal and ethical frameworks and procedures needed to perform the research.
- Proposals must describe any relevant gender perspectives relating to the research and organisation of the NeGI NCoE.