Common Questions

To help get answers to your queries as quick as possible, we have gathered here the most common questions. If your query is not listed here, do not hesitate to contact us.

What are the Nordic countries?

According to the European Union, the Nordic Member States are: Denmark (DK), Sweden (SE), and Finland (FI). The Nordic countries are DK, SE, FI, Norway (NO), and Iceland (IS). Our current definition of Nordic countries is based on this information.

We are a non-profit/academic/industrial organisation and we would like to collaborate with you. How do we start?

You can reach out to us by filling out our contact form, or by contacting us at We prioritise collaborations from organisations that are focused towards either of the following areas: Data Science, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Programming, Life Science Informatics, and related areas.

I would like to join the core team to help with website development. What skills do you look for?

No specific expertise is required. However, it would be great if you have experience and/or interests in: WordPress, Angular, MongoDB, NodeJS, Javascript, Typescript, HTML, and CSS/SCSS. Our website is created in WordPress and we use GitHub for documentation.

I have a suggestion or an idea to help improve the website. Where do I send it?

You can send us your feedback through our Feedback Form. To help us improve our website, you can also submit feedback via Github

We are a research group/facility based in Nordic and would like to collaborate with you to organise an event. How do we start?

Sign up at Get Involved page. To make the process easier, mark ‘General member’, and in the field under 'If there are other ways you would like to get involved with Nordic CompBio..." , let us know your plan about an event (e.g. conference) you would like to organise with us. If you prefer sending an email over filling out a form, you can also contact us at

I like attending Nordic CompBio Talks. Can I suggest a speaker who is based outside the Nordic?

We are happy to receive suggestions on international speakers we can invite to the Nordic CompBio conferences and meetings. For Nordic Computational Biology Talks, international speakers are only considered if they are originally from Nordic. You can send suggestions at

Is Nordic Computational Biology a student organisation?

No. While we are not a student organisation, our target audience involves people from all academic levels including students and PhD researchers. In addition, student groups in Nordic are (and welcome to be) a part of Nordic Computational Biology.

Do you plan to include Estonia and other regions that were historically Nordic?

We are happy to include additional Scandinavian/Nordic regions on a condition that there is a group of at least 8-10 members from a region that you wish to make a part of Nordic Computational Biology. A group must include a senior researchers (PIs and postdoctoral researchers from computational biology related field) who can serve on NCB's advisory board.

How do you plan to get funding/sponsors?

We aim to collaborate with academic/research and industrial organisations, within Nordic, for sponsorship opportunities - as one of our aims is to highlight Nordic institutions and companies including startup initiatives. To share ideas on how you would like to collaborate with us and/or become our sponsor, you can contact us at

I am not based in Nordic, can I join the core team?

Unfortunately, we cannot take in members from outside the Nordic region. You are welcome to send us your application to join the core team, if you plan to move/return soon to Nordic.

Can advisory board members be a part of the NCB core team?

Yes. NCB's advisory board members will mainly be new and experienced Principal Investigators (PIs) and professors. We appreciate not only guidance and support from NCB advisors, but also involvement to develop the NCB e.g. to organise conferences, to be a keynote, to help share NCB announcements, etc.

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