External organization | subordinate agency | Ministry of Education and Research
The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic body for research. It manages research funding from all of the Norwegian ministries, and allocates funds to basic and applied research and innovation within all fields and disciplines.
The Research Council advises the authorities on research and research policy, and helps to ensure that research structures and policy tools are coherent. It aims to increase the quality of Norwegian research, and is also responsible for research evaluations. The Research Council creates venues where Norwegian researchers can meet, promotes collaboration between research communities and has a national responsibility for research-related communication.
The Research Council of Norway is an administrative agency with special powers under the Ministry of Education and Research.
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