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27.10.14

No new Norwegian-hosted projects put forth for ESFRI Roadmap

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) will be updating its Roadmap in 2016. The Research Council of Norway recommends that Norwegian authorities should not put forth any new Norwegian-led projects for inclusion on the roadmap.
11.12.13

European research data to be collected in Bergen

A pan-European centre for archiving social science-related data was officially launched in Bergen recently. Norway will permanently host this vital piece in the modern array of research infrastructure being developed throughout Europe.
31.10.13

NOK 500 million for new research equipment

This year’s large-scale allocation will give Norway 16 new, modern and essential research infrastructures in the form of laboratories, databases and scientific equipment. The infrastructure will lay the basis for trailblazing research, future value creation and attractive research and education institutions.
22.03.13

NeIC2013: Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference, 15-16 May 2013, Trondheim

The first Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference takes place in Trondheim, Norway on 15-16 May 2013, with preceding workshops 13-14 May. It marks the 10-year anniversary of Nordic collaboration in computing and storage services for science. The aim of the conference is to couple Nordic user communities with the skill base that exists within the national e-Infrastructure organizations, to develop ideas, and to elicit the opportunities for cost-efficient common solutions and joint e-Infrastructure services.
12.04.12

Updated national strategy and roadmap

The Research Council of Norway has updated its national strategy for research infrastructure and drawn up a new roadmap for strategically important infrastructure.
06.01.12

The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.
08.12.11

Easier access to Norway’s registry data

New infrastructure will provide Norwegian and international researchers with simpler, faster and better access to Norway’s registry data.
02.11.11

Eleven infrastructure projects awarded grants in October funding round

Eleven new infrastructure projects have received the green light from the Research Council in this funding round to realise investments of NOK 400 million in equipment. Each project proposal involves multiple research groups.
02.11.11

NOK 400 million more for equipment and databases

The Research Council of Norway has now awarded another NOK 400 million for new investments in research equipment. This brings the Research Council’s allocations for research infrastructure to a total of NOK 1 billion over the course of two years.
30.06.11

New national nanolab infrastructure

The recently established Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility (NorFab) links laboratories in Trondheim, Oslo and Horten to form a joint national research infrastructure.
30.05.11

NOK 100 million awarded for advanced research equipment

Seven top-quality projects have been awarded grants under this year’s allocation for advanced scientific equipment. Twenty-two applicants for funding of large-scale research infrastructure have been invited to submit a final proposal to the Research Council.
26.10.10

Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure now in English

During the past several years, Norway has been investing heavily in infrastructure in an effort to boost the quality of Norwegian research, distribute tasks efficiently at the national level and strengthen the country’s position in the fierce competition for the best and the brightest. The recently published Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure is now available in English.
05.10.10

European database cooperation to be stationed in Bergen

Norwegian Social Science Data Services AS (NSD)in Bergen has been chosen as host to the vast database cooperation project Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA RI).
30.09.10

Cataloguing armed conflicts

Why do armed conflicts arise in some countries but not others? How can conflicts be resolved? The Advanced Conflict Data Catalogue developed at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) will furnish researchers around the world with many of the answers they need.
23.09.10

More funding for the tools of research

In the course of the past two years, the Research Council has issued funding announcements totalling NOK 900 million for new research equipment. Funding is available for investments ranging from infrastructure worth millions to expenses for operation of less-costly equipment.
07.12.09

How Norway should invest in research

The climate challenge, research in industry, independent basic research, and scientific equipment and infrastructure - these are once again the areas the Research Council believes should be given special priority in 2011.
14.09.09

NOK 181 million for advanced research equipment

On 7 September, the Research Council awarded NOK 181 million for research infrastructure. The allocation is the first of a national investment initiative that runs to 2017.