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 and the medical faculties at the University of Gothenburg, Lund University, Uppsala University, Örebro University and Karolinska Institutet KI.
- Ann Ekberg Jansson, (ordförande), Västra Götalandsregionen
- Martin Bergö, Karolinska Institutet
- Maria Björkqvist, Lund University
- Mia von Euler, Örebro University
- Clara Hellner, Region Stockholm
- Mats G Karlsson Region Örebro Län
- Göran Larsson, Region Västerbotten
- Andreas Muranyi Scheutz, Region Uppsala
- Katarina Nordqvist (ordförande), Government Offices, Ministry of Education and Research
- Karin Forsberg Nilsson, Uppsala University
- Jenny Nyström, University of Gothenburg
- Jesper Petersson, Region Skåne
- Mats Ulfendahl, Region Östergötland
- Ellinor Östensson, Government Offices, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
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.