Human biobanks and health data
Norwegian biobanks are a world-class research resource. The Research Council of Norway is launching a new programme for research on human biobanks and health data.
“The main objective of the programme is to develop research-based knowledge about human health and disease through better use of human biobanks and health data as unique resources. The programme is designed to take advantage of the potential for research on human biological material in biobanks, by coupling analysis results with data from health surveys, health registers and the health services,” says Rolf Reed, Chair of the programme board.
The Human Biobanks and Health Data (BIOBANK) programme's first application deadline is 18 April.
The total funding for the entire programme period 2012 – 2016 is NOK 110 million. The first call aims at allocating half of this sum to researcher projects in the NOK 4-6 million per year range for three years. The call and the programme web page will be active on the Research Council’s website by 1 March.
The primary objective of the programme is to generate, research-based new knowledge aiming at prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and survival of somatic and psychiatric diseases.
Central premises for the research:
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