The Office for ALF provides administrative support to the national ALF steering committe and coordinates the Swedish Research Council’s evaluations of clinical research quality in the ALF regions.
The office also coordinates contacts between the Swedish Research Council, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Government Offices and the Swedish Research Council’s scientific councils, councils and committees on issues relating to ALF.
Each ALF region has appointed two contact persons – one from the region and one from the university’s faculty of medicine.
These regional correspondents are as follows:
A national ALF steering committee has been in place since 2015. The committee supervises how the agreement is implemented and proposes adjustments where necessary.
Composition of the steering committee
The steering committee has 14 members. They represent the seven regions covered by the ALF agreement, as well as the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the Swedish Research Council, Vinnova - Sweden’s Innovation Agency, and the medical faculties at Karolinska Institutet KI, Lund University and Umeå University.
- Andreas Muranyi Scheutz, Region Uppsala (chair)
- Jesper Petersson, Region Skåne
- Beatrice Melin, Region Västerbotten
- Clara Hellner, Region Stockholm
- Patrik Danielson, Umeå University
- Lena Jonasson, Linköping University
- Katarina Nordqvist, Government Offices, Ministry of Education and Research
- Mats G Karlsson, Region Örebro County
- Agneta Holmäng, University of Gothenburg
- Jan Kilhamn, Region Västra Götaland
- Mia von Euler, Örebro University
- Cecilia Halle, Government Offices, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
- Karin Forsberg Nilsson, Uppsala University
- Mats Ulfendahl, Region Östergötland
What is ALF?
ALF is the abbreviation in Swedish of an agreement between central government and seven regions on physician education and clinical research. The agreement codifies the the parties’ agreement to work together to promote the development of health and medical care, and to collaborate on clinical research and the training of physicians.