The Committee for Clinical Therapy Research

The Swedish Research Council's Committee for Clinical Therapy Research supports clinical therapy studies based on the needs that exist in health and medical care and which are expected to lead to a benefit for patients and society within a relatively short period of time. The Committee has thirteen members appointed by the Government and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR.

Responsible for allocating research funding

The Committee for Clinical Therapy Research decides which calls are to be made within the area. They also decide on which applications will be awarded grants. They have three review panels to help them examine and prioritise the applications submitted to the Swedish Research Council, before the Committee takes a decision. The review panels, which are appointed by the Committee, consist of international experts, statisticians and representatives of the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU).

The research funded by the Committee must

  • be clinical and conducted in national collaboration
  • be based on the needs of health and medical care
  • be expected to lead to benefits for patients and society within a relatively short period of time.

Following up and evaluating research in the area

The Committee follows up, evaluates, and produces strategies for the research area, for example through research overviews. In this work, the Committee is assisted by both national and international experts.

Strategic plan for the The Committee for Clinical Therapy Research 2020–2023PDF (pdf, 220.4 kB) (in Swedish)

The Swedish Research Council provides funding together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

The Swedish Research Council funds clinical therapy research in collaboration with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions contributes half the funds that the Committee awards.

Composition of the Committee

The Committee for Clinical Therapy Research has thirteen members. The Government appoints the chair and six members, three of whom are proposed by the Swedish Research Council (following consultation with Vinnova). The other six members represent the county councils and regions and are appointed by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR. Vinnova has a co-opted member of the committee. The term of office is three years and members can be reelected for a further three years.

The committee meets five times a year


Members 2020

Name

Title

Organisation

Olle Stendahl (chair)

Professor Emeritus

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University

Clas Ahlm

Professor




Consultant, Norrland

Director of Research and Education

Department of Clinical Microbiology,
Umeå University

 

University Hospital

Västerbotten County Council

Boel Andersson Gäre

Professor


Head of Futurum

Jönköping University


Region Jönköping County

Jan Andersson

Research Director

Stockholm County Council

Anders Christensson

Professor



Chief Medical Officer

Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

 

Skåne University Hospital

Lisa Ekselius

Professor




Consultant

Department of Neuroscience,
Uppsala University


Uppsala University Hospital

Lena Jonasson

Consultant



Professor

Linköping University Hospital


Linköping University

Ann Hellström

Professor





Consultant

Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg


Queen Silvia’s Children's Hospital

Stefan Lohmander

Professor Emeritus

Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University

Peter Lönnroth

Senior Advisor

Region Västra Götaland

Beatrice Melin

Professor

Umeå University

Petri Olivius

R&D manager


Sörmland County Council

PublISHED ON 25 May 2018

UpDATED ON 12 February 2020

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