A new opportunity to join the Centre for Digital Life Norway

The call "Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges" from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), with application deadline 17 February 2021, represents a new opportunity for researchers all over the country to join the Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN).

Enabling technologies is one of the relevant thematic areas for the call with NOK 120 million to fund large, innovative, transdisciplinary biotechnology projects. The projects should respond to societal challenges in the health, agriculture, marine or industrial sectors and strive for responsible research and innovation (RRI).

The RCN encourages projects that receive support, and that are relevant to DLN, to join the centre. This is supported by the centre leader.

– As centre leader I highly encourage successful applicants to join DLN and become part of our fruitful community, says Trygve Brautaset.

Benefits for members

The Centre for Digital Life Norway is a national centre for biotechnology research and innovation. The centre aims to transform Norwegian biotechnology research and education to increase innovation and value creation for society. The centre has 35 transdisciplinary research projects all over the country. 

Members of the centre have access to support from the the centre coordinators to develop their projects with regard to data management, cross-disciplinary and cross-projects activities, innovation, industry collaboration and responsible research and innovation (RRI). They may also apply for financial support from the centre for cross-project activities, events, innovation and data management, and we have an overview of relevant funding from the Research Council of Norway and other sources. 

The centre is funded by the Research Council of Norway and managed by NTNU, the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen. The centre recently received funding for five new years. From 1 February 2021 NMBU, SINTEF, Oslo University Hospital and UiT The Arctic University of Norway will be full partners in the centre.

Update 30 November: contact us before you submit your application 

Coordinators in the centre are available for interpretation of application criteria and advising you on the digital life focus areas for you to get the most out of your project should you choose to join the centre. 

Focus areas:

  • Responsible research and innovation (RRI)
  • Data management plan
  • Innovation and industry collaboration

Read more about the focus areas and find the coordinators in charge.

By Norunn Torheim
Published Nov. 9, 2020 11:50 AM - Last modified Nov. 30, 2020 2:03 PM