The Scientific Council for Medicine and Health supports the best research as to quality according to national priorities and the best researchers in Sweden. This Scientific Council promotes and supports research within the entire area of medical science, i.e. medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health care sciences.
The Scientific Council for Medicine and Health consists of eleven members. Nine of the members are active researchers with great academic competence and are chosen by the research community. The other two members also have connection to the medical research area, and are appointed by the Government. The term of office is three years with a possibility of extension for a further three years.
The Scientific Council for Medicine and Health has 20 evaluation panels which assess and prioritise research applications. Each evaluation panel normally consists of six active researchers who are appointed by the Scientific Council. In addition, there are working groups for different purposes and the Scientific Council also brings in specialist advisers and experts for various tasks.
Secretary General and Deputy Secretary
The Swedish Research Council has a Secretary General within medicine and health with high academic competence. The Secretary General is a member of the Research Council's management group and is employed at the Research Council for a maximum period of six years.
The name of the Secretary General within medicine and health is Mats Ulfendahl.
The Scientific Council's strategy
The Scientific Council for Medicine and Health strives for:
- increased State funding for Swedish medical research
- increased support for research which maintains the highest quality
- the recruitment of new researchers and the new talent
- collaboration on and co-ordination of resources
- equality of opportunity within medical research
- strengthening public knowledge about medical research and its results
Members of the Scientific Council for Medicine and Health