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National collaboration on research infrastructure

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science allocates funds to a number of dedicated national collaborations on research infrastructure.

DeIC – Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation

DeIC was established in 2012 with the object to support Denmark as an e-science nation through the provision of e-infrastructure (computing, data storage and networks) for research and research-based teaching. DeIC is a virtual organisation organised under Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

DeIC's strategic objectives include support for the national advancement of e-infrastructure and international standards; helping to create relationships between stakeholders and e-infrastructures for international cooperation and knowledge sharing; e-science outreach; and coordination of solutions for data management and Big Data.In association with universities and other national research institutions, DeIC, has established three large High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities: National HPC Center at the University of Southern Denmark; National LifeScience Supercomputer (also known as Computerome) at Technical University of Denmark; and the DeIC National Cultural Heritage Cluster at the Danish State and University Library. Cooperation is also in progress with other Nordic countries on a common e-infrastructure.

In 2012, DeIC received a one-time allocation of DKK 50 million from the National Fund for Research Infrastructures, for implementation in 2012-2016. DeIC also manages an appropriation on the National Budget of DKK 14.8 million. DeIC’s current mandate has been extended until the end of 2019.

The Coordinating Body for Registerbased Research (Danish Abbreviation: KOR)

KOR is an advisory body under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science with reference to Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. The present KOR was set up in May 2014.

The purpose of KOR is to stimulate and strengthen Danish register research. KOR consists of active researchers from the Danish research and university communities and has an objective to contribute and improve researchers’ access to and use of register data. KOR also has an objective to contribute to a coordinated use of resources in the area and to contribute with coordinated and long-term strategies for developing the register research area in collaboration with various stakeholders. KOR works to improve dialogue between data managers and researchers and to contribute to the most cost-effective and expedient use of dataresources.

For this purpose, KOR manages an appropriation on the National Budget of DKK 9.6 million which is used to support the operation of the Research Services units within Statistics Denmark and the Danish Health Data Authority. Additionally, the funds are used to develop high-quality documented registers in collaboration with the Research Services units.

The Danish National Archives - Health (formerly DDA Health)

The Danish National Archives - Health (before 1 January 2018 known as Danish Data Archive Health or DDA Health) is a national service body for collection and dissemination of data from the social and health sciences.

Within the health area, a special project regarding health data has been established, The Danish National Archives - Health. The project’s focus is on preserving research data about health and disease in the Danish population. The Danish National Archives - Health has data on subjects such as the promotion of health, health services research, epidemiology, particular diseases and clinical studies.

For this purpose, an appropriation on the National Budget of DKK 3.5 million is used on The Danish National Archives - Health. The project is primarily intended for students and researchers in the health sciences but anyone can access and explore the documentation of data stored in The Danish National Archives - Health’s search directories.

Zackenberg Research Station

Zackenberg Research Station is situated in Northeast Greenland and was established in 1995-1997. Today, the research station is owned by the Government of Greenland and is operated by Aarhus University.

The operation and maintenance of Zackenberg Research Station is funded by an appropriation on the National Budget of approx. DKK 3.4 million from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

At the research station, a coordinated research programme, Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (ZERO), focuses on monitoring long-term effects of climate change to Arctic ecosystems. ZERO is a sub-programme to Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM), mostly funded by the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

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last modified December 08, 2021