Maritime Health Research and Education-NET/DRAFT EU Consortium for Maritime Health Research and Education

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The EU Consortium for Maritime Health research and education is a non-profit, international network of maritime research and educational institutions to collaborate on promoting health research and education for the benefit of maritime and transport workers. It is a brick-free center that unites interested institutions with activities in maritime- occupational- and public health research and education to apply for fundings.

The objectivesEdit

  • Create a network of researchers to develop scientific research and education in maritime health and safety and apply for fundings
  • Establish research and educational groups and apply for fundings
  • The main focus is on high quality studies on early diagnosis and prevention of Diabetes Type 2, and Hypertension
  • Collaborate with the workers organisations and the shipping companies
  • Organise public meetings to present the research and educational activities to a wider audience
  • Educate maritime students, seafarers and transport workers in Diabetes type 2 and Hypertension self-control and health promotion


The objectives are to educate and to deliver research results at a high quality by the use of standardised methods for the benefit of all workers and citizens.

Ethical requirementsEdit

The ethical rules for database research in the respective Universities and other centers.ICOH Code of ethicsare complied with. Confidentiality in handling personal information is done according to the rules set out by the national Data Protection Agencies. Normally there is no personal sensitive information included so approval from the Ethics Committee is not necessary. All questionnaires ask for informed consent as the first question. The supervisors take care to secure that the data is processed under the Act on medical confidentiality as guidelines for good epidemiological practice. The participants' anonymity will be protected in every way and this will be indicated in the project description. It will be ensured that the electronic table is locked so that the information can not be seen by anyone other than the researchers. The researchers respect individual ownership of the data and share publications and the data where this is convenient and keep always good partnerships. The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity for self-regulation in all research

Board of DirectorsEdit

The Consortium's main decision-making authority is the Board. The Board is made up of representatives from the associate institutions

Center coordinatorEdit

  • The Board of Directors selects a Coordinator of the Consortium for 1 year to be reelected at the annual meeting of the Board in August
  • OneBoard meetings is held annually
  • The Coordinator is responsible for convening Board meetings

Advisory CommitteeEdit

Representatives of partners in Unions, Ministries, Universities and State Authorities are invited


In collaboration with the Coordinator, the Board establishes objectives for which research and educational areas and applications for fundings should be prioritized and what results are expected to be obtained from research in these areas.

Evaluation of the activities of the centerEdit

The Board of Directors understands every year an evaluation of the activities of the Consortium. The Coordinator presents an annual report to the Board in late December. Financial Accounting. There are no separate accounts for the center since the economy is placed with each of the participants.

Financial ResourcesEdit

The main financial resource for the Consortium's activity is the existing resources of individual participants and national and international research foundations.

Indication of publicationsEdit

The publications from the are listed below: Own institution, EU Consortium Center in ...

Annual status reportEdit

The Coordinator is responsible for preparing an annual status report that is approved by the Board of Directors. The progress report should include a brief overview of last year's results with signatures and dates


Funds and OrganisationsEdit

European Foundation Study of Diabetes (EFSD)-
ITF Seafarers Trust
Novo Nordisk Found
Hypertension Research Foundation
The European Social Fund
Danish Diabetes Academy
The European Society of Hypertension
Nordic Council Ministers Funding NGO Co-Operation Baltic Sea Region
Funding Nordic Council Ministers
Nordic Council Ministers Funding-opportunity Nordic-Russian Co-Operation
Nippon Foundation


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