NOS-N, the Joint Committee of the Nordic Natural Science Research Councils, is a cooperation body of Nordic research councils for natural sciences and engineering. Its key aim is to promote and coordinate Nordic research collaboration in the field.
NOS-N has launched a number of co-funded Nordic projects, such as the Nordic Programme for Centres of Excellence in Global Change (2003–2007), the Nordic Data Grid project (2003–2005) and the Nordunet3 programme (2006–2009) with the aim of promoting expertise and R&D in internet technology and services. In recent years, NOS-N has focused on topical issues related to research infrastructures. It has also actively cooperated with NordForsk, particularly after NordForsk became a full member of NOS-M in 2012.
The Finnish NOS-N representatives are Professor Paula Eerola, Chair of the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, and Director Susan Linko of the Academy’s Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research.
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