Assessing, prioritising and making decisions about grants
RFI assesses and prioritises the needs for research infrastructure in Sweden and is responsible for calls concerning grants for research infrastructure. RFI also makes decisions on which applications will be awarded grants.
RFI has three advisory groups and an e-Infrastructure committee to support the planning and prioritisation of research infrastructure.
Monitoring and evaluating research in the field
RFI monitors, evaluates and creates strategies for the field. One example is the “Swedish Research Council's Guide to Infrastructure", which points to new needs for research infrastructure and suggests measures to improve existing research infrastructure and access to it. RFI is also working to increase national and international collaboration and coordination around research infrastructures.
Composition of the council
RFI has thirteen members, nine of which are active researchers from different disciplines. The Swedish Research Council appoints the chair and members based on proposals from the Swedish Research Council's three scientific councils, and from the Forte, Formas and Vinnova research councils, who nominate one member each. The term of office is three years and members can be reelected for a further three years.
The council meets five times a year.
PhD in Materials Physics, Senior Advisor to the CEO
Professor of Social Medicine
Department of Public Health Sciences,
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare
Professor of Physiology
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg
Associate Professor of Sociology and Supervisor
Humlab, Umeå University
Head of the Unit for Environmental and Spatial Planning
Formas, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Professor of Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
Professor of Elementary Particle Physics
Professor of Medical Visualisation
Department of Information Technology, Visual Information and Interaction, Uppsala University
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, KI
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University
Department of Economic History, Lund University
Professor of Electrical Measurement Technology, Nanotechnology
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology