SHARE has several funding sources. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Commission, the U.S. National Institute on Aging, and many national sources, especially the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Please find an overview here:

The SHARE data collection has been 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)), through the 7th framework programme (SHARE-PREP (No 211909), SHARE-LEAP (No 227822), M4 (No 261982), and DASISH (No 283646); through Horizon 2020 (SHAREDEV3 (No 676536), SERISS (No 654221), SSHOC (No 823782), SHARE-COHESION (No 870628), SHARE-COVID19 (No 101015924), RItrain (No 654156) and ERIC Forum (No 823798)) and by DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion through VS 2015/0195, VS 2016/0135, VS 2018/0285, VS 2019/0332, VS 2020/0313, SHARE-EUCOV: GA No 101052589 and EUCOVII: GA No 101102412 is gratefully acknowledged.

Substantial co-funding for add-ons such as the intensive training and retention program and the collection of HRS-harmonised biomarkers was granted by the US National Institute on Aging (U01 AG09740-13S2, P01 AG005842, P01 AG08291, P30 AG12815, R21 AG025169, Y1-AG-4553-01, IAG BSR06-11, OGHA 04-064, BSR12-04 and R01AG052527-02), further funding was granted for the development of a Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) (R01 AG056329-02). Substantial funding for the central coordination of SHARE was received from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

To protect the respondents, SHARE has a strict policy of not accepting funds from commercial enterprises nor does SHARE allow data access to commercial enterprises.

SHARE has been part of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) roadmap and became the first ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) with the forth wave. National funding is now dominant (see below for details), with substantial support by the European Commission’s DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities to new SHARE countries.

National funding for SHARE Wave 9 has been provided by:

Austria: Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF)

Belgium: Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); Research Foundation – Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB); Belgian Science Foundation (BELSPO)

Bulgaria: Ministry of Education and Science

Croatia: Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy (formerly: Ministry of Labour and Pension System); Ministry of Education and Science

Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Denmark: Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science; Carlsberg Foundation; Helsefonden; Trygfonden; Velux Foundation; SDU University; Aarhus University; Copenhagen University; Roskilde University; Aalborg University; Copenhagen Business School

Finland: Local Government Pensions Institution (KEVA); Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; DG Employment; Family Federation of Finland

France: Conseil d'orientation des retraites (COR); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS); Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS); Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Vieillesse (CNAV); PROGEDO; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Germany: Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (FNA) mit Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

Greece: General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI) (formerly: General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT))

Hungary: National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Israel: Ministry of Science; Ministry for Social Equality (formerly: Ministry of Senior Citizens)

Italy: Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR); Fondazione CARIPARO; Compagnia di San Paolo

Latvia: Riga Stradins University; State Education Development Agency

Lithuania: Vilnius University

Luxembourg: Ministry of High Education and Research and Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Malta: Ministry for Senior Citizens and Active Ageing

Netherlands: Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - NWO)

Poland: Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy from the European Social Fund

Romania: Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi University

Slovenia: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Spain: Bank of Spain

Sweden: Umea University, Swedish Research Council

Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Please find information on national funding for earlier SHARE Waves here.