NordForsk funding of NOK 67 million to seven register-based research projects

The fourth call for proposals under NordForsk’s Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare was focused on Nordic register-based research projects. The call was targeted towards research that would address societal challenges and use register data from both socio-economic and health-related data. Another aim of the call was to identify existing obstacles and bottlenecks that hamper Nordic collaborative research utilizing register data.

The NordForsk Board decided to award a total funding of NOK 67 million to the following seven projects:

CP-North: Living Life with Cerebral Palsy in the Nordic Countries,
Project Leader: Professor Gunnar Hägglund, Lund University

Welfare state life courses: Social inequalities in the co-evolution of employment, health and critical life events (WELLIFE),
Project Leader: Dr. Kjetil van der Wel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Scandinavian multi-registry study of antiepileptic drug teratogenicity: the SCANA study,
Project Leader: Professor Nils Erik Gilhus, University of Bergen

Nordic studies on occupational and traffic noise in relation to disease (NordSOUND),
Project Leader: Professor Mette Sørensen, The Danish Cancer Society Research Centre

A multidisciplinary research approach on obstructive airway diseases: socio-economical and life course perspectives, Project Leader: Professor Eva Rönmark, Umeå University

Childhood morbidity and potential non-specific effects of the childhood vaccination programmes in the Nordic countries,
Project Leader: Professor Christine Stabell Benn, Statens Serum Institut

Nordic Pregnancy Drug Safety Studies NorPreSS,
Project Leader: Professor Kari Furu, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

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