The Swedish Research Council's role within clinical research

You can apply to the Swedish Research Council for funding for clinical research. We also reinforce clinical research in other ways: we coordinate the healthcare regions, evaluate clinical research, make it easier to use register data for research purposes and provide support to biobanks, networks and other research infrastructures.

Continuous mandates in clinical research

As a public agency, we receive our mandates from the Government. They can be found in our ordinance with directive. Here you can find more information about continuous mandates.


Temporary mandates in clinical research

In addition to our continuous mandates, we may receive temporary mandates from the Government. Here you can find more information about these (both ongoing and concluded mandates are shown).


Statistics and follow-up

The Swedish Research Council, via the Office for ALF, is responsible for collecting and reporting on follow-up statistics on clinical research in the regions and universities covered by the ALF agreement. These statistics shall provide a general overview, contribute to the development and provide background material for future ALF evaluations. In parallel with this, we have also been tasked with ensuring access to statistics relating to clinical studies taking place in Sweden outside the ALF agreement.

The regions’ reporting of ALF payments – our statistics (in Swedish) External link.

Bibliometric statistics for publications in clinical research (in Swedish) External link.

Ethical approval for medical research – statistics (in Swedish) External link.

Statistic on clinicalstudies.se (in Swedish) External link.

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