Published: 13-10-2017 12:12 | Updated: 19-10-2017 17:19

E-infrastructure project receives funding from VR

The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) has been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council (VR). No later than December 2017 the special terms and conditions for the grants shall be signed.

NEAR is a collaboration between six universities: Karolinska Institutet, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Gothenburg University, Jönköping University, Lund University and Umeå University. ARC will be the headquarter of NEAR, led by Professor Laura Fratiglioni, at the Deparmtment of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society.

The aim for NEAR is to develop a technical platform for running and coordinating high quality population-based databases in Sweden, to give the researchers access to information in them, and thus to create the prerequisites for future high-quality research.