The aim of the call is to establish and strengthen bilateral collaborative research projects between clinical med-ical researchers in Finland and Sweden. The projects are expected to provide added value to existing national research in the area. This added value could be related to, for example, joint data collection or data sharing to increase the number of cases, or to the combining of methodological expertise. A further goal is to strengthen medical research in the two countries so as to maintain a competitive position globally and respond to the grand challenges facing society today.
The disease scope of the present call is not restricted. The proposed studies should involve human participants, be clinically relevant and of excellent scientific quality. The studies can be either interventional or observational. All supported trials should be registered in at least one of the existing databases for clinical trials.
The deadline is 30 September 2011.