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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt

Norwegian Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

Alternative title: Norske infrastrukturnettverk for klinisk forskning

Awarded: NOK 50.0 mill.

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245876

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Project Period:

2015 - 2025

NorCRIN was established in 2010 by the University Hospitals in Norway. The initiative was strongly supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and NorCRIN was outlined as a key element in the recent Norwegian Strategy for Health, Research and Innovation (HelseOmsorg21). The Ministry encouraged NorCRIN to apply for partnership in ECRIN (ecrin.org), the pan-European infrastructure designed to support multinational clinical research, which has been included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI-roadmap). The multinational and shared infrastructure of ECRIN makes the European Union an integrated area for clinical research, providing researchers across Europe access to state-of-the art facilities, training and support services to study prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Hence, the active participation of NorCRIN in ECRIN will prove valuable for Norwegian research. A key challenge to improve clinical research is to establish a research environment with available competent personnel within clinical and translational health research. The main ambition of NorCRIN is to build an attractive research infrastructure for clinical and translational research in Norway, the Nordic Countries and Europe, for both industrial and academic collaborators.

NorCRIN was established in 2010 by the University Hospitals in Norway. The initiative was strongly supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and NorCRIN was outlined as a key element in the recent Norwegian Strategy for Health, Research and Innovation (HelseOmsorg21). The Ministry encouraged NorCRIN to apply for partnership in ECRIN (ecrin.org), the pan-European infrastructure designed to support multinational clinical research, which has been included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI-roadmap). The multinational and shared infrastructure of ECRIN makes the European Union an integrated area for clinical research, providing researchers across Europe access to state-of-the art facilities, training and support services to study prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Hence, the active participation of NorCRIN in ECRIN will prove valuable for Norwegian research. A key challenge to improve clinical research is to establish a research environment with available competent personnel within clinical and translational health research. Accordingly, the main ambition of NorCRIN is to build an attractive research infrastructure for clinical and translational research in Norway, the Nordic Countries and Europe, for both industrial and academic collaborators. To reach NorCRIN`s goals, we have established working groups with specified responsibilities and with participants from the partnering university hospitals. An important step towards further integration, the NorCRIN partners recently signed the Consortium Agreement, thus demonstrating the commitment of all the university hospitals towards NorCRIN.

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