NordForsk Policy Papers

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Societal Security in the Nordic Countries

Societal Security in the Nordic Countries

Research on societal security issues has developed separately in the Nordic countries. The recent emphasis at the political level on Nordic solidarity in the face of disasters, acts of violence and cyber attacks has created a clear demand for collaborative research across the region. NordForsk has supported a pre-study framing a programme on the subject

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Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation

Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation

Arbeidsgruppen “NORIA-net Research Infrastructures Network” (NRIN) ble etablert i 2009 med målsetning om å styrke det nordiske samarbeidet om forskningsinfrastruktur. Deres anbefalinger ble presentert i rapporten «Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation”.

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Evaluation of NORDSYNC and Nordic membership of the ESRF

Evaluation of NORDSYNC and Nordic membership of the ESRF

NRIN (NORIA-net Research Infrastructures Network) initierte en evaluering av de nordiske landenes deltakelse i internasjonale forskningssamarbeid. I et pilotprosjekt til denne evalueringen rettet gruppen fokus mot det nordiske samarbeidet i NORDSYNC og European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

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Adding value to Nordic research cooperation. Recommendations for a new initiative on distribution of health

Adding value to Nordic research cooperation. Recommendations for a new initiative on distribution of health

Fordeling av helse er en av utfordringene som de nordiske landene og Europa står overfor. Selv om helse og forventet levealder har bedret seg i de nordiske landene, finnes det fremdeles ulikheter i fordelingen av helse. Denne rapporten gir en oversikt over forskning, finansiering og finansieringssystemer av relevans for forskning på problemer relatert til helse og velferd i de nordiske landene 2005-2010. Basert på disse funnene, gir rapporten også politiske anbefalinger.

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Sport Sciences in the Nordic Countries

Sport Sciences in the Nordic Countries

Denne rapporten presenterer kort hovedfunnene fra rapporten "Sport Sciences in Nordic Countries. Evaluation Report". Denne fullversjonen finner du på: http://www.aka.fi/en/about-us/publications/publication-series/

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Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators

Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators

- A publication from the NORIA-net "Bibliometric Indicators for the Nordic Universities".

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Rethinking Nordic Added Value in Research

Rethinking Nordic Added Value in Research

"Nordic participation in the EU Framework Programmes - Best practices and lessons learned". The Policy Briefs 1-3 2011 describe and analyse key aspects of Nordic research cooperation in a European context, both at the research policy and -strategy level. This third report analyses the concept of "Nordic Added Value" in light of the development of the ERA. By NIFU and Technopolis in cooperation with NordForsk (2011).

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Nordic contributions to the development of the ERA

Nordic contributions to the development of the ERA

The Policy Briefs 1-3 2011 describe and analyse key aspects of Nordic research cooperation in a European context, both at the research policy and -strategy level. This second report looks into the interactions between national, Nordic and European research policies, in light of Nordic priorities regarding internationalisation of research cooperation. By NIFU and Technopolis in cooperation with NordForsk (2011).

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