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Call for More Cooperation

The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) recently published a white paper “Nordic Potential in Medical Research – Cooperation for Success.”

The committee released the white paper in connection with the NOS-M workshop held in Stockholm on Nov. 6. The new paper is a continuation of the previous Nordic white paper on medical research published in 2011, and its aim is to build even stronger Nordic cooperation that can additionally have an impact on European policy actions to promote medical research.

The paper identifies biobanks, data registers and personalized medicine as areas in which the Nordic countries, through their cooperation, have the chance to become world leaders. The NOS-M committee also recommends a continued focus on improving career opportunities for medical researchers as well as on ensuring cooperation and investment in basic research, which remains fundamental for success in clinical applied research.