The Research Council, the Norwegian Cancer Society and Trond Mohn Foundation will organize a seminar series in the period 2020–2022. We hope to contribute to an academic COVID-19 community with sharing of best practice, inspire communication of the research results between the project leaders and the public, lower the threshold for interdisciplinary cooperation and facilitate dialogue with relevant people of the authorities.
Each seminar has an overall theme, and eight investigators from the funded projects present their research at each seminar. The program will include the following elements:
1. A brief introduction of the project (preferably on video)
2. Breakout sessions were the projects and the results will be presented in full, with possibilities to have a dialogue with other researchers.
3. A panel discussion between one or two principal investigators and a representative from the authorities.
The target audience for the seminar is the principal investigators of the other projects and their research teams and partners, i.e. a broad group of professionals sharing your expertise.
All principal investigators will be invited to present their project in one of the seminars.
The seminars will be held on the following dates:
Seminar 1 – December 17 2020 Public health response and social countermeasures
Seminar 2 – March 24 2021 “Insight in medical research and economic consequences“
Seminar 3 – September 2021
Seminar 4 – January 2022
Seminar 5 – March 2022
Concluding conference: August 2022
The active projects
The projects are within the topics Democracy, administration and renewal, Global development and international relations, Economic and Labour-market Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Norwegian Business and Working Life and innovation projects with the topics Industry and services.
Short project descriptions and contact information for all the project can be found here.
For questions about the seminars:
The Research Counsil of Norway: Amanda Jonassen phone + 47 97 70 41 47 Trond Mohn Foundation: Oddveig Åsheim , phone + 47 41 66 31 64
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