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Boosting clinical trials in the Nordic region

Nordic Life Science spoke to NTA project manager, Pierre Lafolie, about the future of clinical trials. Read the full interview.

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Norway wants to give cancer patients better opportunities to participate in clinical trials

The Norwegian Directorate of Health will assess the Norwegian systems for cancer patients and look at the experiences gained in Denmark. Nordic Trial Alliance is mentioned as example on Nordic collaboration.

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The benefits of using Nordic population registers for research purposes

See this short and illustrative film explaining the benefits of using Nordic population registers for research purposes.

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Nordic Research Integrity Meeting

The NordForsk seminar on Research Integrity took place in Stockholm 15 - 16 June 2017. The meeting aimed to promote Nordic discussions on research integrity issues, thereby creating Nordic added value through harmonization of the Nordic conceptual framework and identification of best practices in the area.

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Meeting on Nordic network for clinical trials - NordicPedMed

Meeting on Nordic network for clinical trials - NordicPedMed

NTA supported in 2014 and 2016 the creation of a Nordic network for pediatric clinical studies. After summoning all Nordic countries in a common network, the first meeting was undertaken 13 June 2017 in Helsinki and close to 70 participants attended.

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The Nordic Cancer Union's 2017 call for research grant proposals

The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) provides funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. The application deadline for this year´s call for research grant proposals is Friday, September 1, 2017 at 13:00.

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NTA 2.0: “Towards personalised medicine in Nordic clinical trials cooperation”

NTA 2.0: “Towards personalised medicine in Nordic clinical trials cooperation”

The fifth annual NTA stakeholders meeting "Towards personalised medicine in Nordic clinical trials cooperation", was held in Oslo 31 January 2017. It was opened by Lisbeth Normann, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.

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New website for Clinical Studies Sweden

Clinical Studies Sweden, the collaboration between the Swedish Research Council and Sweden’s health care regions, recently launched a new website.

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Harmonized Nordic Ethical Evaluation of Clinical Trials

Harmonized Nordic Ethical Evaluation of Clinical Trials - a one-day seminar was held on January 30, 2017, in connection with the NTA Stakeholders’ meeting the following day.

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The Norwegian and Finnish Ministers of Health call for increase in Nordic clinical trials

The ministers of health in Norway and Finland, Bent Høie and Juha Rehula, are sending out a joint letter to the other Nordic health ministers that recommends a stronger Nordic effort to enhance cooperation in health research.

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Report on the Ethical Review Process for Clinical Trials in the Nordic Countries

The NTA Working Group on Ethics recently launched a report on the ethical review of clinical trials in the Nordic countries.

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Ethical aspects of registry-based research in the Nordic countries

New paper reviews ethical aspects of registry-based research, the legal framework, the role of ethics review boards in the Nordic countries, and the structure of the ethics application.

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“Collaboration is essential for success”

The fourth annual NTA stakeholders meeting, “Potential in Nordic Clinical Research Cooperation”, was held in Oslo 26 January 2016 and opened by the Norwegian Minister of Health and Care services, Mr Bent Høie. He stated that we have only seen the start of a Nordic collaboration on clinical research and we need to build on the work that has been achieved by Nordic Trial Alliance.

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New call from The Nordic Cancer Union

The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) provides funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. Deadline for the call is 1 September 2015.

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NTA in "Forskningsetikk"

Jacob Hølen, Director of The National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics in Norway, speaks about Nordic Trial Alliance and a common Nordic committee for ethical review in their latest edition of "Forskningsetikk".

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Guidelines for a coordinated GCP-monitoring of clinical trials published

NTA's project on monitoring of clinical research recently released a guideline for a coordinated GCP-monitoring of clinical trials in the Nordic countries. The aim of the guidelines is to describe the prerequisites required for collaboration within the Nordic GCP Units specifically associated with the monitoring of academic trials.

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Report from NORDIC investigators network for PEDiatric MEDicines

NTA's NordicPedMed project aimed to set up a Nordic network of investigators, centres and the national networks with recognized expertise in performing clinical studies on children. Their first report is now available.

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Spotlight on Nordic Collaboration between Industry and Academia

The Nordic Trial Alliance initiated project - Collaboration between Industry and Academia, held a conference in Helsinki 22 - 23 April 2015. The conference showcased the opportunities, possibilities and advantages that exist in the Nordic region for clinical research. Each country presented strategies and initiatives from government level, specific projects undertaken at hospitals and universities, and distinctive resources and platforms for clinical research.

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NTA Stakeholders Meeting 2015 held in Helsinki

The Nordic Trial Alliance (NTA) annual stakeholder meeting 2015 took place at the Paasitorni Hotel and Conference Center in Helsinki, and this year’s topic was Nordic cooperation on ethical review procedures. During the meeting, differences in legal frameworks and common Nordic practices in ethical review procedures in clinical research were discussed.

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Funding for Nordic clinical research

Funding for Nordic clinical research

As part of the pilot project Nordic Trial Alliance, the NordForsk Board has awarded funding to five research projects promoting joint Nordic clinical studies. Twenty grant applications of very high quality were received in response to the call for proposals. The selected projects will receive a total of NOK 16 million in funding.

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The Nordic Trial Alliance (NTA) is a three-year pilot project running from 2013 to 2016, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk.