The magazine presents NordForsk-funded projects within bioeconomy, green growth, neutron science, health, education, gender, societal security, eScience and e-infrastructure, as well as a collaboration between the Nordic national statistical institutes on data access for researchers.
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.
Features articles about NordForsk-funded activities and interviews with among others: Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, Birgitta Evengård, Allan Krasnik, Kristin Danielsen, Riitta Maijala, Angela Sasse, Sander Dekker, Martina Schraudner and Dagfinn Høybråten.
It's ten years since NordForsk was established and this milestone is marked by an anniversary insert looking back at the early days and important events that have shaped NordForsk to the organisation it is today.
NordForsk Magazine 2015 includes an interview with Denmark's Minister for Culture and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Bertel Haarder, and the former Icelandic Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. Professor Erland Hjelmquist shares his thoughts about NordForsk health and welfare programme, and Chair of the Programme Committee, Fredrik Melander, presents the new Joint Nordic programme for neutron research.
The Prime Ministers’ pioneering Nordic cooperative effort became the Top-level Research Initiative. This book describes some of the important results from the initiative by the five Nordic Prime Ministers: Geir H. Haarde, Jens Stoltenberg, Anders Fogh Rasmussen,Fredrik Reinfeldt, Matti Vanhanen.
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.