The SHARE data collection (wave 1-3 in Denmark) has been primarily funded by the European Commission through the 5th framework programme (project QLK6-CT-2001-00360 in the thematic programme Quality of Life). Further support by the European Commission through the 6th framework programme (projects SHARE-I3, RII-CT-2006-062193, as an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative, COMPARE, CIT5-CT-2005-028857, as a project in Priority 7, Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge Based Society, and SHARE-LIFE (CIT4-CT-2006-028812)) and through the 7th framework programme (SHARE-PREP (No 211909), SHARE-LEAP (No 227822) and M4 (No 261982)) is gratefully acknowledged.
Substantial co-funding for add-ons such as the intensive training programme for SHARE interviewers came from the U.S. National Institute on Aging (U01 AG09740-13S2, P01 AG005842, P01 AG08291, P30 AG12815, R21 AG025169, Y1-AG-4553-01, IAG BSR06-11 and OGHA 04-064). The Danish wave 5 was partially funded by NIA.
Substantial funding for the central coordination of SHARE came from the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
Besides international funds, several national institutions have supported SHARE over the years. In wave 4 SHARE-DK received funds from “Forskningsrådet for Samfund og Erhverv” (FSE) and wave 5 was partially financed from University of Southern Denmark (Department for Public Health). Wave 6 and 7 was financed through the REGLINK Consortium and “Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation” (the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.