New report on Nordic biobanks and registers

NordForsk recently launched a new report that emphasises registers and biobanks as research infrastructures for innovative research on health and welfare. The report 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.

The Nordic "goldmine” of data resources remains underexplored, however, largely due to cumbersome legal, ethical, organisational, and technical constraints on cross-border sharing of data. To take advantage of the full potential of the registers in Nordic research cooperation, these barriers must be overcome.

Link to additional information and how to download the report