PublISHED ON 30 March 2020

UpDATED ON 17 September 2020

Covid–19

Here we have collected news about changes at the Swedish Research Council as a result of COVID-19. We will update this page continuously.

News
15 February 2021
Swedish Research Council to fund research into COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID
The Government has tasked the Swedish Research Council to allocate 150 million SEK to research into COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID. “We are working as fast as we can to issue calls for the funding,” says Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt, Secretary General for Medicine and Health at the Swedish Research Council.
News
29 January 2021
The Swedish COVID-19 data portal is expanding
Sweden was the first country in Europe to launch a national data portal for research into COVID-19. The portal has expanded as more and more research projects have made their data available, new projects have started, and new data services have been established. The portal is operated by SciLifeLab in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council.
News
4 November 2020
ALF funds for 2020 can be used next year too
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the ability of the ALF regions to conduct clinical research. The Government is now making an addition to the ALF agreement, so that the regions can use their 2020 funds also during 2021.
News
28 October 2020
260 ethically approved COVID-19 studies in Sweden so far
Since the pandemic begun this spring, 260 clinical studies relating to COVID-19 have been approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority. Getting results from most of these studies will take time, and for several studies it might be a challenge to find enough research subjects at the planned rate.
News
27 October 2020
Five Nordic research projects awarded grants for research into COVID-19
It has now been decided who will get grants under Nordforsk’s initiative on research into COVID-19. The call, which was open between May and June, was aimed at researchers from the Nordic countries, Estonia and Latvia. The purpose was to develop new knowledge to fight the Coronavirus pandemic by using the unique health data from the Nordic countries.
News
23 September 2020
10 million SEK to national study of COVID-19
The Swedish Research Council is providing 10 million SEK to fund the ImmCoVA clinical study. The study is expected to run for three years, and focuses on immune blockers to counteract excess reaction of the immune system to the infection caused by COVID-19.
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