Guidelines for the use of AI tools

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are rapid, not least due to research in the subject. Here you can read about the Swedish Research Council’s guidelines for using AI tools in applications for research funding and in the assessment of applications.

AI in applications

There is no prohibition against you as applicant using generative AI or other tools (digital or of another type) when you draw up your application. At present, you do not need to state whether you have used AI.

On the other hand, you need to be aware of the following:

  • As the applicant, you are responsible for ensuring the contents of the application – including everything stated in the project plan – are correct and implementable as described. You will confirm this in conjunction with registering the application.
  • As the applicant, you must comply with good research practice during the application procedure, which means that plagiarism, falsification, or fabrication of content in the application must not occur.

Read more in our Guide for applicants

AI in the assessment of applications

Generative AI tools (ChatGPT or similar) must not be used in the scientific assessment of the applications. The assessment is a task that must be carried out by a specialist researcher who has been recruited based on their expertise in the area.

On the other hand, there is no prohibition against using digital AI tools for tasks such as improving the language in written statements on applications, as long as this does not entail factual contents or the applicant’s personal data being disseminated.



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