NordForsk is announcing the third call under the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare. This call is targeted towards establishing infrastructures based on Nordic registers of socio-economic and health-related data in order to facilitate cross-border research that addresses societal challenges. The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare (hereafter referred to as the Programme) is to improve health in the Nordic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges through high quality research.
The aim of this specific call is to support projects targeting the construction of Nordic research infrastructures in the health and welfare sphere by combining socio-economic and health-related registers. The joint Nordic registers established should subsequently be utilised as a knowledge resource for answering novel research questions that address grand societal challenges relating to health and welfare, and thereby provide a foundation for future policy incentives and interventions.
The call also aims to monitor existing hurdles and bottlenecks (technical, organisational, legal, ethical, etc.) that impede Nordic research and research infrastructure cooperation, in keeping with NordForsk's objective to strengthen Nordic register-based research.