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The Ratatosk mobility enhancement programme is a NeIC training activity with a yearly budget of 0.5 NOK.

Ratatosk increases the opportunities for trainees in two ways:

  • First is the student mobility part (travel grants) enabling trainees to travel to attend Nordic training courses which are not available locally.
  • The second, the course mobility part of the programme, is by supporting training courses as movable modules that can bring the training closer to the trainees.

The name Ratatosk refers the squirrel acting messenger on the world tree in Nordic mythology and was chosen as a symbol for busy and engaged knowledge exchange.

Phase: Start up.

For more on Training and our Training Calendar, please check out Training and our Training_Policy.


  • Icelandic Workshops - Free cross-national training workshops on high-performance computing and applications, relevant to scientists and e-Infrastructure personnel in the Nordic region. First workshop held in August 2017.[1]. And invite [2] for the second workshop, held in June 2018, with the following content: [3]
  • Digital Humanities - Phase one in this project, activities to stimulate the uptake of research within Digital Humanities by ensuring easy access to well planned and well documented course material, a workshop held in August 2017.[4] By June 2018 a final report on phase 1 based on a questionnaire sent out to all Nordic research institutions within Humanities & Arts.
  • Travel Grants for researchers in the Nordics has been granted on a monthly basis, surveys from each applicant on each event will be a part of the evaluation of this Travel Grant activity- the report will be avaible end 2018.
  • Course Mobility Grant has been approved for 5 workshops to take place in the Nordics on Software Carpentry Trainings, a small (show up) fee will be collected. Surveys on these workshops will also be included in the evaluation later this year.


Steering group

Meetings, 3-4 per year: Ratatosk SG meeting minutes

Please see the NeIC official website.


Meetings, Weekly: management meetings (internal).

Please see the NeIC official website.


Note: All travels to events and representations collected in the internal part of the wiki [5]

Public documents