Activities

October 19, 2022

Collaboration – focus during this years NEAR workshop

Karl Michaëlsson SIMPLER, Elisabeth Engberg SWEDPOP, Patrik Magnusson STR, Laura Fratiglioni NEAR, Hugo Westerlund REWHARD, Mikael Hjerm CORS. Photo: Maja Rudolphson 

On 18-19 October, 60 persons from 12 different universities gathered at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for NEAR’s annual workshop. Focus for this year’s workshop was collaboration, with purpose to create more opportunities to work together, learn more about other infrastructures work, and what we can learn from each other. The workshop was chaired by Debora Rizzuto, Scientific Coordinator at NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, Director of NEAR and Scott Hofer, Professor Oregon Health & Science University.

After a Welcome from NEAR’s Director Laura Fratiglioni and Karin Dahlman Wright, professor from Karolinska Institutet, it went on with an update about research infrastructure in a national and future perspective from Swedish Research Council.

   

Several representatives from five other research infrastructures were invited to the workshop to present their organizations, SIMPLER, CORS, STR, SWEDPOP, REWHARD. There was also an interesting discussion from an international perspective to learn more about how infrastructures outside Sweden works.

The second day, the workshop focused on an update from ongoing projects within NEAR. The day ended with a joint group activity that challenged participants to find new potential work projects within NEAR but also projects that could be linked to any of the other represented infrastructures on site.

   

During the two days of conversations, discussions, presentations, and interesting questions, NEAR definitely approached the purpose. The result of the workshop is several creative proposals for development, collaboration, and concrete ideas to optimize research infrastructures that can contribute to a better health for older adults.

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