Pages about "Research policy"

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    16 Apr 2021

    The research environments that received funding under the Swedish Research Council’s ten-year investment in strong research environments have reached their midterm point. A successful initiative that fulfils the goals in the opinion of an internation...

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    13 Apr 2021

    During 2019–2020, the Swedish Research Council carried out a mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the grant International recruitment of distinguished researchers, which was announced in 2013 and 2014. The purpose of the evaluation of the 19...

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    31 Mar 2021

    In the most recent Government research and innovation bill, the Swedish Research Council has been tasked to implement an investment in “centres of excellence”. What experiences have we accumulated from previous strategic initiatives? How do you creat...

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    15 Jan 2021

    The Government’s research bill for 2021–2024 proposes major investments in research. For the Swedish Research Council, this involves increased funding for research infrastructure and undirected research, as well as initiatives within a number of spec...

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    10 Dec 2020

    By offering funding for up to nine years, MIMS could recruit promising researchers from across the world – Emmanuelle Charpentier’s discovery shows that the strategy was successful.

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    07 May 2020

    Since 2012, gender equality observations have been carried out regularly by the Swedish Research Council. The observations aim to scrutinise, from a gender equality perspective, the meetings where subject experts discuss applications for research gra...

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    06 Mar 2020

    The Swedish Research Council and Formas have funded 40 Linnaeus Centres with a total of 2.7 billion SEK during the years 2006–2018. We have now conducted a final evaluation. Did the Linnaeus grant have the effect intended? What has it meant for Swedi...

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    04 Mar 2020

    The Linnaeus grants were presented as a new grant format in the Swedish Government’s research policy bill 2004/05. The aim of the grant was to strengthen the ability of Swedish higher education institutions to prioritise and profile Swedish research ...

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    17 Dec 2019

    The Linnaeus grants were presented as a new grant format in the Swedish Government’s research policy bill 2004/05. The aim of the grant was to strengthen the ability of Swedish higher education institutions to prioritise and profile Swedish research ...

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    13 Dec 2019

    Knowledge, quality and integrity In this report, the Swedish Research Council presents challenges and ways forward for the Swedish research system. The report is based on the report Direction to the Future Swedish Research System published in 2015, ...

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    13 Dec 2019

    This report is an account of the role that external research funding in general and funding from the Swedish Research Council in particular, play for research in Sweden. Conclusions are drawn from a case study of six research-oriented departments wi...

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    31 Oct 2019

    Our input to the upcoming Government research bill identifies the issues that we consider the Government needs to address in order to meet the major societal challenges and to achieve the over-riding research policy goals.

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    31 Oct 2019

    Research and innovation are crucial for providing society with the knowledge it needs to find solutions to societal challenges. The Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, Forte, the Swedish National Space Agency, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova are ...

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    21 May 2019

    The EU’s next framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, will include a new initiative known as “missions”. The EU Commission is now looking for high-level independent experts to provide advice and support to the Commission in i...

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    10 May 2019

    At the Swedish Research Council, we are currently working on completing the Research barometer 2019 – an overarching description of Swedish research and development in international comparison.

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    01 Nov 2018

    The Swedish Research Council’s Guide to research infrastructure has now been published. It indicates new needs and gives proposals for improvements to existing research infrastructure. The Guide forms a central part of the Swedish Research Council’s ...

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    24 Oct 2018

    The final evaluation of the Linnaeus grants will take place in 2019. We are now inviting contact persons and representatives from each Linnaeus Centre to an information meeting ahead of the evaluation. During the meeting, we will be presenting the ev...

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    21 Sep 2018

    The final evaluation of the Linnaeus grants will take place in 2019. We are now inviting contact persons and representatives from each Linnaeus Centre to an information meeting ahead of the evaluation. During the meeting, we will be presenting the ev...

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    02 Jul 2018

    The final evaluation of the Linnaeus grants will take place in 2019. We are now inviting contact persons and representatives from each Linnaeus Centre to an information meeting ahead of the evaluation. During the meeting, we will be presenting the ev...

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    25 Jun 2018

    On 7 June, the European Commission presented its proposal for a framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021–2027, Horizon Europe. How this is designed will be very important to researchers in Sweden, and to the Swedish researc...

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    18 May 2018

    On 7 June, the European Commission presented its proposal for a framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021–2027, Horizon Europe. How this is designed will be very important to researchers in Sweden, and to the Swedish researc...

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    18 May 2018

    On 7 June, the European Commission presented its proposal for a framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021–2027, Horizon Europe. How this is designed will be very important to researchers in Sweden, and to the Swedish researc...

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    18 May 2018

    On 7 June, the European Commission presented its proposal for a framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021–2027, Horizon Europe. How this is designed will be very important to researchers in Sweden, and to the Swedish researc...

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    02 May 2018

    The Swedish Research Council is responsible for supporting research infrastructures of national interest within all fields of science. This report focuses on the benefits of memberships in international organisations funded under the infrastructure ...

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    29 Sep 2017

    The Swedish Research Barometer provides a picture of the state of Swedish research through some thirty indicators. Focus is on public funding of research, and research carried out at universities and university colleges. The Swedish Research Baromet...

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    09 May 2017

    In autumn 2016, the Swedish Research Council conducted gender equality observations in eight review panels in order to investigate whether there was further room for improvement in terms of procedures, instructions and other aspects that promote gend...

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    02 Jan 2017

    ESS (European Spallation Source) is a multi-disciplinary research facility built outside Lund. At ESS it will be possible to study all types of materials, including cells and molecules, using neutron beams. This proposal for a strategy to stimulate ...

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    16 Sep 2016

    The Swedish Research Council developed a series of overviews and analyses in 2014 which serve as the foundation for the Board’s summary conclusions and recommendations on research policy choices to promote Swedish research in the coming 5 to 10 years...

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    06 Sep 2016

    This is one of seven overviews of Swedish research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society. In 2014 the Council’s scientific...

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    06 Sep 2016

    This is one of seven overviews of Swedish research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society. In 2014 the Council’s scientific...

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    06 Sep 2016

    This is one of seven overviews of Swedish research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society. In 2014 the Council’s scientific...

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    02 Mar 2016

    The Swedish Research Council’s Research Barometer serves to illustrate the current state of Swedish research through some thirty indicators. Government agencies, companies and other organisations that fund and carry out research and development (R&D)...

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    01 Mar 2016

    The government has established an overarching goal for Swedish research policy which states that Sweden shall be a leading research country characterised by high-quality research and education. To achieve this goal every aspect of the Swedish researc...

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    25 Jun 2015

    The commission is regarding a model for resource allocation to universities and university colleges involving peer review of the quality and relevance of research. In March 2013, the Swedish Government commissioned the Swedish Research Council, in c...

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    11 May 2015

    The Swedish Research Council, Formas, Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency have evaluated the Strategic Research Area initiative launched by the Swedish Government Bill on Research Policy in 2008. The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Lif...

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    03 Apr 2015

    The Swedish Research Council’s gender equality observations aim to investigate the Council’s evaluation process from a gender equality perspective and to identify particular points where improvements can be made. In this report the authors shed light...

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    02 Mar 2015

    The Swedish Research Council was commissioned by the Government to develop national guidelines for open access to scientific information and presents in this report its proposal for how the guidelines should be formulated. The report also includes su...

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    09 May 2014

    With the Linnaeus grants the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council Formas, provide support for 40 research centres in different research areas.The aim of the Linnaeus grants is to enhance support for research of the highest qualit...

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    02 May 2013

    This report contains both the Swedish and the English version. These observations on gender equality aim to investigate and bring to light any differences in the Swedish Research Council’s evaluation process in regard to gender and to provide recomm...

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    03 May 2012

    This report analyses how Swedish research stands in bibliometrical comparison with research in the four European countries of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK, which have a higher average citation than Sweden, as well as Finland, whic...

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    09 Apr 2012

    The Linnaeus Grant is an initiative of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) to support strong research centres at Swedish universities. This report presents...

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    11 Apr 2011

    The Swedish Research Council has evaluated three communities for gender research, which are called “Centres of Gender Excellence”. In 2006, the Swedish Research Council approved applications from the universities in Uppsala, Umeå and Linköping/Örebro...

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    10 Mar 2011

    Thomson Reuters’ publication database contains a subject classification of journal issues. One of these subjects is “Multidisciplinary Sciences”, which includes journals such as Nature and Science. Several of the publications in these journals have a...

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    10 Feb 2011

    The discussion about quality and assessing quality parameters in research is pertinent in many contexts. First of all, this involves assessing applications, i.e. rating scales as an instrument to assess the quality of the research. The other aspect i...

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    10 Nov 2010

    An international committee has evaluated Swedish mathematics research funded by the Swedish Research Council or the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research from 2002 to 2006. The results are presented in this report.

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    11 Oct 2010

    Research on biological diversity was awarded special grants by the Swedish government in 2001 which were to be managed by the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council Formas. The research councils appointed two committees in 2010 wit...

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    10 Sep 2010

    The Review panel has scrutinized the revised design of the MAX IV facility as described in the Background Report, dated September 2009, provided by MAX-lab. The revised accelerator and technical design as well as the science case were carefully compa...

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    10 Aug 2010

    This report reviews aspects of measuring impacts and outcomes of medical research. A core working group appointed at an international workshop in 2007, organised by the Scientific Council for Medicine within the Swedish Research Council, was tasked w...

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    09 Jul 2010

    Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) is a Swedish national facility for radio astronomy. The evaluation of this facility’s activities conducted in 2009 shows that Onsala is handling its large number of assignments and projects well and that the quality of ...

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    10 Jun 2010

    The university research communities that received grants in the second call for proposals of the ten-year “Linnaeus Grant” in 2008 have now been evaluated. An international panel of experts has examined the organisation, partnerships and leadership o...

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    10 Mar 2010

    The Swedish Research Council’s Subject Council for Medicine reviews, assesses and prioritises applications based on scientific competence via peer review by active researchers. A new evaluation organisation for assessing applications was introduced i...

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    10 Jun 2009

    The Swedish Research Council’s investment in grants for employment as a research assistant in the medical research field has paid off. The researchers that received funding for their employment from the government authority in the middle or the end o...

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    09 Jan 2009

    Both politicians and funders are now facing increasing demands for follow-up of investment in research. In May 2009, the Scientific Council for Medicine brought together representatives of universities, funders, decision-makers and evaluators to disc...

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    10 Apr 2008

    In November 2006, the Swedish Research Council granted funding for prominent centres for gender research, to be known as "Centres of Gender Excellence”, at the universities of Uppsala, Umeå, and Linköping–Örebro in collaboration. At the same time, it...

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    03 Mar 2008

    The report presents the findings of a follow-up study into how gender fared in funding applications received by the Swedish Research Council (VR)/The Committee for Educational Sciences (UVK) in 2004. The follow-up study took place during two months i...

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    01 Feb 2008

    Medical gender research takes social and cultural relationships into consideration in conjunction with biological events. The commissioning of funding for gender research has previously been carried out in part by the Swedish Research Council’s Commi...

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    01 Mar 2007

    This document presents bibliometric statistics for Swedish scientific publications during 1982–2004. Swedish figures regarding volumes and citation rates are compared with those of a number of other countries. Variations between Swedish universities ...

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    10 Mar 2006

    How are the concepts of quality and excellence in science applied and developed within various fields of research? What are the advantages and problems in the present understanding of excellence with regard to gender research? In October 2005 the Sw...

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    11 Mar 2002

    Swedish Research in Political Science. What is the level of Swedish research? In order to get a comprehensive overview of the state of art in an international perspective, the Swedish Research Council has engaged a number of distinguished scholars to...

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