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Contact
Director of Communications, Mikael Jonsson is responsible for the structure and content of the website.

Staff members and experts affiliated with the Swedish Research Council are responsible for the written content. The name and e-mail address of the appropriate contact person(s) appear together with the respective documents.

Comments concerning the website may be sent to the webmaster: webbredaktor@vr.se

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Updated: 2014-09-10