In this working paper, we have used national publication databases in the Nordic countries to compare research in social sciences and the humanities in the higher education institutions. The findings are based on a data material that does not meet the same standards as the data used in the new NordForsk report Comparing Research at Nordic Higher Education Institutions – Covering the years 1999-2014, where Nordic higher education institutions are compared based on publication data from Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science. The results documented in this short report, are of an exploratory nature, and should be interpreted and cited as such as well.
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.