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Forming Thematic Working Groups

Forming a thematic working group is an opportunity to:

  • Establish a forum for exchange of experiences among people involved in global human health issues through discussions and informal meetings.
  • Strengthen communication within existing research projects in Denmark and their Southern partners.
  • Generate new and innovative ideas and research collaborations between researchers and resource persons in Denmark as well as in the South.
  • Organise meetings and events as relevant.
  • Keep track of resource persons involved in the specific field of interest.
  • Provide relevant technical input and support to the country specific working groups.


The thematic working groups should adhere to the following:

  • The Group's activities are related to research for health.
  • The Group is based in a Danish research institution, with outreach and links to other relevant institutions.
  • The Group is open to all individuals, institutions and organisations with a background or an interest in the specific field. Special emphasis should be made to actively include newcomers to the field.
  • The administration, planning and implementation of the thematic working group's activities is driven by the group itself. Each working group should nominate a focal point who is in charge of communication with the Platform Secretariat and reporting on financial support provided by the Platform.
  • The Group shall provide a brief description of its field of interest, purpose, objectives, activities, and participants to be made available at
  • Status of ongoing and completed activities, their outcomes and updated participant information should be submitted to the Platform Secretariat annually.


Following technical and financial assistance can be provided by the Platform Secretariat:

  • Up to 15,000 DKK in support per year to cover meeting costs, invitations to external resource persons, student assistance, transportation, refreshments, print of materials, etc.


If you wish to establish a thematic working group please fill out the application form (word) and forward it to the Platform Secretariat at

Building Stronger Universities
Platform on Human Health

Phone: +45 35 32 67 04

1012 / i44