Establishment and background
RICH was started up in 2007. It became a centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, January 2009.
The Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU has conducted research on children's health for several years ,and has great expertise in this field and in the field of human developmental physiology.
With the establishment of RICH, SDU has strengthened its position as one of the leading childhood epidemiological research institutions. The establishment of the centre has been made possible thanks to financial support of The TrygFond and The Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU (about 8 Mill DKK).
Specific studies are also financed in cooperation with external institutions and Foundations. Since it's start RICH has been granted app. 65 million kr.
The RICH database
All data from the comprehensive studies under RICH have been entered into one unified database for use in research both internally in RICH but also for external research.
All data from the comprehensive child and young person cohort studies under RICH have been entered into one unified data base for use in research both internally in RICH but also for external research.
Consultant work and collaboration with public and private participants in the sphere of childhood health
RICH collaborates with ministries and local governmental authorities, both in an advisory role in designing new intervention strategies but can also evaluate specific projects.
RICH offers assistance to public and private institutions in designing health initiatives for children and young people.
RICH collaborates with both ministries, counties and Local governmental authorities, together with schools and institutions in carrying out comprehensive cohort and intervention studies.
For further information please contact:
Associate Professor Anders Grøntved or Centre Secretary Charlotte Dickmeiss