Principles for assessment by experts for calls under NordForsk

NordForsk employs international peer review as the basis for application assessment. The assessment process at NordForsk is based on the following principles.

The reviewers are to have suitable and adequate competence in relation to the themes and objectives of the call.

Objectivity and equal treatment
All assessments are to be carried out in the same way and be based on the quality of the proposal. To avoid any conflict of interest or problems relating to impartiality, assessments are to be based on clearly defined quality criteria and formalised processes.

Ethical considerations
The experts are not to carry out any formal ethical review, but should give consideration to the manner in which the applicant discusses the research and formulates the research question with regard to good research practice.

Openness and transparency
The assessment must be based on rules and guidelines established in advance and made publicly known.

The total resources used in the application and assessment processes, in terms of both time used and cost, are to be minimised for all parties involved, i.e. applicants, subject specialists and the NordForsk administration, with a view to maintaining quality, objectivity, transparency and appropriateness for purpose.

The reviewers may not have a vested interest in the applications or a close relationship with the applicants (see NordForsk’s Guidelines on Impartiality).

The panel’s gender composition must be in line with the NordForsk gender policy.

The peer review process is to be adapted to the call and the research area and must be proportional to the size and complexity of the call. As a baseline NordForsk prefers the use of panels, as this is an efficient and reliable method for processing applications. Ideally, panels should be put together so that there is at least one person with particular expertise on each application in the panel. If this is not possible, it is permissible to use individual experts in addition to the panel.

NordForsk expert panels 2023

Welfare among Children and Young People in the Post-Pandemic Nordics
Margaret Barry, University of Galway, Ireland
Sheila Riddell, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ian Kelleher, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, University Medical Centre Hamburg, Germany
Karmen Toros, University of Tallinn, Estonia
Issy Bray, UWE Bristol, United Kingdom
Ravi KS Kohli, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Carmel Cefai, University of Malta, Malta
Edward Melhuish, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Gary O'Reilly, University College Dublin, Ireland

NOS-HS Project Grants
Barbara Pfetsch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Daniel Sundberg, Linnæus University, Sweden
David Griffiths, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Enkelejda Kasneci, University of Tübingen, Germany
Helen Lambert, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Alex Bowen, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Matt Sutton, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Paola Perucchini, University of Roma, Italy
Alison Woodward, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Bridget Costello, Kings College, USA
Jiri Priban, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
John Connolly, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Manuel Albers, KU Leuven, Belgium
Hugo Viciana, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
James Loxley, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Kerstin Thomas, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Kocku von Stuckrad, University of Groningen, Holland
Marte Monsen, Høgskolen i Innlandet, Norway
Philip Goodchild, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Riccardo Bavaj, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Robert Klassen, University of York, United Kingdom

NordForsk expert panels 2022

NOS-HS Exploratory workshop call 2022
Simon Calmar Andersen, University of Aarhus, DK
Kari Elisabeth Bachmann, Volda University College, NO
Mats Burström, Stockholm University, SE
Maria Bäcke, University of Jönköping, SE
Katarina Eckerberg, University of Umeå, SE
Sarah Green, University of Helsinki, FI
Kimmo Jokinen, University of Jyväskylä, FI
Robert Klassen, University of York, UK
Anders Ib Michelsen, University of Copenhagen, DK
Kaarina Nikunen, University of Tampere, FI
Samu Niskanen, University of Helsinki, FI
Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, University of Iceland, IS
Alma Persson, University of Linköping, SE
Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, FI
Johan Schimanski, University of Oslo, NO
John Parm Ulhøi, Aarhus University, DK

Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
David Rose, Cranfield University, UK
Katrin Gahrmann, Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF), DE
Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Marta Wilton Pereira Leite de Vasconcelos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, PT
Michele Pisante, Universitá degli Studi di Teramo, IT
Martin van Ittersum, Wageningen University & Research, NL

Societal Security Beyond COVID-19
Maarten Lindeboom, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Jimmy Withworth, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , UK
Luisa Enria, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Sanneke Kuipers, Universiteit Leiden, NL
Olivier Borraz, SciencesPo, FR
Clare Wenham, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
Matt Sutton, University of Manchester, UK
Paul McNamee, University of Aberdeen, UK
Helen Lambert, University of Bristol, UK

Societal Security and Antimicrobial Resistance
Carolyn Terrant, University of Leicester, UK
John Conly, University of Calgary, CA
Claas Kirchelle, University of Dublin, IE
John Connolly, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Liz Wellinton, University of Warwick, UK

Future Working Life Research Programme
Abigail Marks, University of Newcastle, UK
Alex Bowen, London School of Eceonomics and Political Science, UK
Francesca Bettio, University of Sienna, IT
Juliet Hassard, University of Nottingham, UK
Uli Meyer, JKU Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT
Mark Levels, Maastricht University, NL

Research School within the Nordic Neutron Science Programme (invited applicant only)
Felix Fernandez-Alonso, Basque Foundation for Science, ES
Margarita Russina, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, DE
Peter Moody, University of Leicester, UK

NordForsk expert panels 2021

Japan-Nordic Frontier Research Projects for Healthy Longevity
Stuart Allan, University of Manchester, UK (Chair)
Sarah Ennis, University of Southampton, UK
Knut Borch-Johnsen, Médecins SansFrontiers, Denmark
Manami Inoue, National Cancer Center Institute for Cancer Control, Japan
Hidewaki Nakagawa, RIKEN Center for Integrated Medical Sciences, Japan

Nordic-Russian call for networks for risk and crisis management
Lauren Traczykowski, Aston University, UK (chair)
Lydie Cabane Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands
Stefan Schneiderbauer, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Italy

NordForsk expert panels 2020

Nordic Health Data Research Projects on Covid-19

Bridie Kent, University of Plymouth, UK
Chris Gale, Imperial College London, UK
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, University of Oxford, UK
Jörg Janne Vehreschild, German Centre for Infection Research, DE
Nick Francis University of Southampton, UK
Sebastian Funk, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Nordic Research Infrastructure Hubs

Hans-F. Graf, University of Cambridge, UK
Anastassis Perrakis, Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL
Eucharia Meehan, Dublin Institute for Advanced Sciences, IE
Laura Schreiber, University of Würzburg, DE
Michael Herzog, University of Cambridge, UK/DE
Rebecca Oakey, King’s College London, UK
Serena Battaglia, Programme Coordinator ECRIN, IT
Steve Eichorn, University of Bristol, UK

Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends

Beate Volker, University of Amsterdam, NL
Ben Wisner, University College London, US
David Chandler, University of Westminister, UK
Isabelle Ioannides, Institute for European Studies, BE
Jeroen Wolbers, University of Leiden, NL
Misse Wester, Lund University, SE
Pieter van Gelder, TU Delft, NL
Sandra Resodihardjo, Radbound University, NL
Sanneke Kuipers, University of Leiden, NL

Interdisciplinary research - Full proposal

Patricia Harvey, University of Greenwich, UK
Adrian M. Ionescu, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, CH
Emma Robinson, King's College London, UK
Geert Kops, Utrecht Bioinformatics Center, NL
Iain Lake, University of East Anglia, UK
Maggie Gill, University of Aberdeen, UK
Marc Dijk, Maastricht University, NL
Maria Pilar Rodriguez, University of Deusto, ES
Marsha Henry, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Paul McNamee, University of Aberdeen, UK
Sarah Hartley, University of Exeter, UK
Unai Pascual, Basque Centre for Climate Change, ES

Sustainable Aquaculture – Research and Innovation Projects

Stefanie Colombo, Dalhousie University, CA
Francis Murray, University of Stirling, UK
Gavin Burnell, University College Cork, IE
Newton C. Marcial Gomes, CESAM Portugal, PT
Pascal Fontaine, University of Lorraine, FR
Tillmann Benfey, University of New Brunswick, CA

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within the Nordic Neutron Science Programme

Felix Fernandez-Alonso, IKERBASQUE Materials Physics CenterSpain, ES
Genoveva Burca, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Karen Edler, The University of Bath, UK
Margarita Russina, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, DE

Digitalisation of the Public Sector – Research and Innovation Projects

Noella Edelmann, Danube University Krems, AT
Anette Mellbye, BCG, NO
Jonas Slørdahl Skjærpe, NAV, NO
Marina van Geenhuizen, Delft University of Technology, NL
Nada Lavrač, Jožef Stefan Institute, SL
Peter C. F. Musæus, Skatteetaten, NO
Robert Krimmer, Tallinn University, EE
Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University, FI
Susie A. Ruff, RUFF & CO. Business Innovation, DK
Ulf Melin, Linköping University, SE
Valentina Ion, Microsoft Corporation, RU
Viktor Arvidsson, University of Sydney, AU