NEAR has had the first meetings with its Ethical and Scientific Advisory Boards.
At the ethical advisory board meeting, a future direction of NEAR as an ethically more aware actor was discussed. An actor that pulls knowledge from different fields together and is able to better describe the quality of health in the elderly.
The scientific advisors proposed new possible international forums where NEAR could help fill knowledge gaps. The meeting also discussed the shifting priorities in the new research landscape that has formed. Not least the increasing number of public-private partnerships that are proposed, and the discussion regarding the right to data for different partners.
The NEAR researcher Johan Skoog, University of Gothenburg, defended his thesis with the title: “Sleep and cognition in old age: Birth cohort differences, dementia, and biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease”. The main findings from the thesis imply that 70-year old’s of today have better sleep quality, in terms of insomnia, than 70-year old’s 30 years ago […]
The NEAR Steering Board member and PI of SWEOLD, Carin Lennartsson has been granted funding of 2 500 000 SEK from FORMAS to collect data and research materials linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is entitled “The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old – SWEOLD COVID-19”. The project provides a […]
The NEAR Steering Board held an E-meeting on 30 November, lead by its new chair, Kristina Johnell. At the meeting the upcoming application to Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council) for a prolongation of the funding was discussed, as well as post doc positions to enhance the ongoing harmonization of data.