A platform for interdisciplinary collaboration within the field of eHealth
The national vision “eHealth2025” implies that Sweden will be best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitisation and have great expectations that digital products and services will solve societal challenges linked to an ageing population and an increased need for individualised health services and medical care. In order for this to happen, a long-term strengthening of research and education within the field is necessary.
At Linnaeus University, research is carried out and degree programmes are offered that are fully or partly focused on eHealth, and in the Linnaeus region initiatives are going on that aim to strengthen the region’s ability to meet the national vision. With its eHealth platform, Linnaeus University wants to support and stimulate researchers to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within the field of eHealth and then work together with the surrounding community to meet these societal challenges.
How do we work?
The platform is a collaboration, with funding for 2018–2020, between the different faculties at Linnaeus University and coordinated and run by the faculty of health and life sciences. The platform will provide support for the development of interdisciplinary research and eHealth ventures on relevant programmes and courses, all with links to social benefit.
In order to meet societal challenges from different angles and approach, a multidisciplinary coordination of research resources is needed. Through strengthened interdisciplinary research, new forms of knowledge can be acquired that can enrich both education and innovation, that is to say, generate collaborations between the university and the surrounding society.
Activities like research seminars, workshops, mini conferences and seed funding will be arranged continuously.
Call for research applications connected to eHealth
The strategic platform eHealth 2.0 was established in the spring 2018. In the budget, some funds are allocated to seed-money for research applications. The platform now welcomes applications for 2019. A total sum of 600 KSEK is available and the plan is to grant 3-5 groups of researchers funding of 100 - 200 KSEK each. The funds are normally to be used as seed-money enabling the group to devote time to write an application for larger funds from an external financier. An alternative option that might be considered is funding for cross-disciplinary analysis of an empirical material that is already collected.
- The groups applying should include researchers from at least three of the faculties at Linnaeus University
- The main applicant should hold at least a doctoral degree
- Researchers from other universities and other organisations may participate in the applications but the funds can only be used for financing salaries and expenses for employees of Linnaeus University
- The applicants commit themselves to arranging a seminar in the seminar series of the platform and to actively participate in the platform’s activities
- The funds are to be used during 2020
Criteria for judgement
- Scientific competence of the group
- Relevance for the development of eHealth research and education at Linnaeus University
- Collaboration with the surrounding society
- The deadline for applications is midnight the 15 October 2019.
- The applications should be of maximum one page and contain the following headings and content:
- Main applicant (name, academic degree, position, faculty, department, email address)
- Co-applicants (name, academic degree, position, faculty, department)
- Partners outside the university
- Financier(s) to whom the group will develop an application (name of the financier, approximate amount of funds to be applied for (specified per year), deadline for the application) or description of the empirical material
- Abstract of the project (Maximum 250 words, detailing purpose, methodology and expected outcomes)
- In addition, CVs of maximum one page for each of the participants should be appended
- The applications will be assessed by the steering committee of the platform and the applicants will be informed of the decisions the first week of November 2019
- The applications may be written in English or Swedish and should be sent by email to Anna-Lena Nilsson firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have questions contact Stefan Lagrosen at email@example.com or 0480-497165
- Kristiina Heikkilä Senior lecturer, Pro-dean
- +46 480-44 60 87
- +46 73-065 86 61
- Stefan Lagrosen Professor
- +46 480-49 71 65
- +46 72-745 89 01
- Päivi Jokela Associate professor
- +46 480-44 60 71
- Marie Eriksson Universitetslektor
- +46 470-70 80 56
- Anna-Lena Nilsson Project manager
- +46 480-49 71 77
- +46 72-450 76 81