Call for nominees: DLN Transdisciplinary publication of the year award 2021

By offering our prize for the best transdisciplinary publication of the year for 2021, the Centre for Digital Life Norway is putting the spotlight on transdisciplinary research efforts in life science! The deadline for nominating publications was February 28th, 2022. 

Registration deadline for nominating candidates is now closed.

Amount of support: 50,000 NOK


Societal challenges are complex and require us to reach beyond our traditional research boundaries. DLN supports initiatives that strive to address these challenges through transdisciplinary life sciences. Transdisciplinary research engages a broad range of stakeholders from across academic disciplines (e.g., biology, mathematics, computational sciences, and social sciences) as well as non-academic actors (such as patients, users, industry, and NGOs). For a more in-depth explanation, please look to the recently published White paper: Transdisciplinarity in Digital Life.

DLN highlights and rewards research projects in Norway in digital life sciences that take a transdisciplinary approach. We are therefore now accepting nominations for Transdisciplinary Publication of the Year for 2021, with a prize of 50,000 NOK. The money will be transferred to the associated project and can be spent within the frames set by governmental regulations. In the case of a tie, the prize(s) will be shared among multiple winners. The research does not have to be affiliated with the Centre for Digital Life. Applications will be evaluated by members of the DLN operational management team and DLN expert task force.


The candidate publication should fulfill the following criteria:

  • The publication should include transdisciplinary life science
  • The first, last, and/or corresponding author should be a researcher based in Norway
  • The publication should be published or accepted for scientific publication (e.g., book chapter, peer-reviewed journal article, etc.) during 2021
  • The publication should be open access (self/institutional archiving is accepted)

In addition, the publication should preferably include non-academic stakeholders.


Experts must now extend their knowledge, not simply to be an extension of what they know in their specialised field, but to consist of building links and trying to integrate what they know with what others want to, or should, know and do. Bringing together the many different knowledge dimensions involved constitutes specific mixes with other kinds of knowledge, experience and expertise.

- Helga Nowotny (2003)


Be inspired by previous winners:


If you have questions about the award, please contact:

Marta Eide,

Korbinian Bösl,



Please register your nominees below:





Published Dec. 20, 2021 2:50 PM - Last modified Mar. 28, 2022 1:40 PM