The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) focuses on four strategic areas for data-driven research. All of the strategic areas are essential for improving the lives of people as well as animals and nature, detecting and treating diseases, protecting biodiversity and creating sustainability, see below DDLS research areas. Scientific programs and research networks, training, data services and support, and coordination of the activities within the four research areas will become crucial for the program to succeed and reach international level of scientific excellence. In addition, proximity to local research environments and unique capabilities will be formed and a synergistic national DDLS networks will make the science within the four research areas prosper. Four DDLS research area specific expert groups will be elected to be instrumental to plan and steer activities within each research area as well as act as research area specific national scientific advisors for the program.
The DDLS steering group openly invites DDLS partner organizations and the Swedish scientific community at large to nominate additional candidates to be considered to two of the four DDLS research area specific expert groups, namely Data Driven Cell and Molecular biology and Data Driven Epidemiology and Biology of infection. To nominate you need to fill in all required information in the form at the bottom of this page.
The role of the DDLS research area specific expert groups is to advise on research area specific strategies and research profiles for the scientific programs of the DDLS, suggest and co-organize activities and community events around the research area topics and take part in evaluations by providing advice on the design of calls and the evaluation process. Furthermore, they will advise and support the DDLS fellows, post docs and PhD’s within the area as well as acting as research area specific national reference group for data services and support, training and research school, and engage the national DDLS community within each research area.
Term of office will be until Dec 2023 with a possibility of extension upon program prolongation. The level of engagement needed is expected to be around 10%.
The expert group will comprise of 4-6 members and be led by a chair that has the coordinating role.
A member of the DDLS research area specific expert group should cover many aspects of the research area and be a senior expert in the DDLS field of interest and an internationally leading scientist in the field. The research area expert can be from one of the partner organizations or from the Swedish life science community at large (industry, healthcare, etc.). A broad international network and connections to similar initiatives abroad is highly desirable.
The call for nominations is open!
The DDLS steering group invites additional nominations to two of the DDLS research area specific expert groups; Data Driven Cell and Molecular biology research area and the Data Driven Epidemiology and Biology of infection DDLS research area via an open call. To nominate you need to fill in all required information in the form at the bottom of this page.
The call closes on December 11
Candidates will be evaluated based on merits and expertise and approved by the DDLS steering group. A number of factors, such as fields of study, career stage, university, gender will also be considered.
DDLS research area specific expert groups and current members:
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