Health from Cohorts and Biobanks (COHORT) 2017-2020

The Academy of Finland was set to open a call within a new Academy Programme with a view to promoting research collaboration and integration. The theme of the call concerned research using Finnish birth cohorts. In this programme, ‘birth cohort’ refers to a group of people born at a particular time or over a particular period of time. The term does not refer only to children nor to any cohorts where samples have been collected from birth.

The Academy Programme was intended to pilot a new programme concept. The call was not intended to provide funding for research projects like Academy Projects that are built around research hypotheses. Instead, funding was awarded for integration between projects that already have basic research funding in place. The aim was to increase cooperation between different research partners and especially different levels of research, which through scientific regeneration will contribute to enhancing the impact of research in this thematic area.

More information

  • Heikki Vilen, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 135
  • Sara Illman, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 119
  • Tiina Neuvonen, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 076

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