The Research Council of Norway has now granted CERAD funding for another 5 years of research. Decision was made June 18th at the meeting of the Board of Directors for CoE.
The Research Council of Norway congratulates CERAD with the prolongation of its status as Centre of Excellence!
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) initiated the mid-term evaluation of CERAD in the 2017. The evaluation was performed by an international Evaluation committee appointed by RCN.
In the Evaluation report, the Evaluation committee stated that: “CERAD is a global Centre of Excellence and a flagship for Norwegian science with an agenda that is also highly relevant for society”.
In the summary, the Evaluation committee also stated that:
“CERAD is unique, both in the research field and support of policy development in Norway and internationally in the field of risks from radioactivity”. “The scientific results are excellent in terms of publication quantity and very good for publication quality”.
CERAD is, therefore, very pleased with the statements given by the RCN Evaluation Committee.
In connection with the mid-term evaluation, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the CERAD partners; the Rector at NMBU and the Director General from the 4 partner institutions (Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, The Meteorological Institute, Norwegian Institute of Water Research), with a clear intention to continue the joint basic research effort by prolonging the Consortium agreement long term after the termination of the RCN funding of CERAD in 2022.