The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) is a common public administrative and allocating agency for all disciplines and segments within the research sector.
The Research Council of Norway works to add value to the research system by facilitating research that actors in the system could not successfully achieve working on their own.
The Research Council seeks to promote an integrated R&D system that supplies high-quality research, develops knowledge for dealing with key challenges to society and the business sector, fosters dynamic interaction within the R&D system nationally and internationally, and creates a framework for learning, application and innovation.
The Research Council provides input to the government authorities on issues relating to research policies.
RCN administrates and allocates public research funding. RCN is a meeting place and network builder for researchers and the research community, funders, stakeholders and end-users of research findings, as well as a bridge-builder between Norwegian and international research.