Participating funding bodies in Swecris
Swecris is a national database, where you can see how the participating research funding bodies have distributed their funds to researchers in Sweden. The database contains data from both governmental and private research funding bodies – 11 in total. Swecris is administered by the Swedish Research Council on behalf of the Government.
How often is the content of Swecris updated?
Some funding bodies supply data continuously to Swecris, while others do so once a year.
Funding bodies supplying data weekly as from 2008:
- Formas (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development)
- Forte (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare)
- Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Swedish Research Council
- Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency
- Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation (data included as from 2018)
Funding bodies supplying data once per year as from 2008:
- Swedish Energy Agency (personal names includes as from 2015)
- Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU)
- Swedish National Space Agency
- Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
No current updates:
- Ragnar Söderberg Foundation (data available for 2011–2017)
The research projects in the database are classified by subject according to Statistics Sweden’s classification standard from 2011. The subject classification shows the highest level (1-digit level). Each of these have two further subsidiary levels (3-digit level and 5-digit level). Research projects that lack classification are categorised as “unclassified”. As the classification was introduced in 2011, most of the older projects are unclassified.
The research projects in Swecris are listed according to start date. The filter shows the years when the project is active and receiving funding – irrespective of when the decision was made.
The database covers the years from 2008 and onwards, but as some of the projects started in 2005, earlier years are also included.
Project titles and project descriptions are presented in the language used in the application. This may vary between Swedish and English.
Swecris uses the concept of “coordinating organisation” for the organisation that receives and administers the grant. It is possible to filter by type of coordinating organisation, for example companies or non-profit associations.
Five grant types
- Project grants. Support for research projects.
- Grants for position or scholarships: Support for individual researcher’s career and long-term establishment in the research system.
- Support for research environments: Grants to small or large research environments. This also includes support to stimulate national collaboration between different actors and research fields. They can consist of support for centre formations, or grants for recruitment of prominent researchers to strengthen a department, university or graduate school.
- Research infrastructure: Support for planning, build-up and operation of research infrastructure. This also includes membership fees for international research infrastructure.
- International cooperation: Support for international collaboration in research and internationalisation of research.
Personal data and personal identification
The name of the project leader, the person responsible for the application, is shown in the database. In some cases, the names of other project participants are also included. We recommend research funding bodies to use unique identifiers, such as personal identity numbers and/or ORCID ID when supplying data to Swecris. However, unique identifiers are currently missing for a number of persons. This means that a single person may be listed several times in the database.
Personal identity numbers, ORCID ID and email addresses are included in the database for quality reasons, and are not openly accessible.
Factual data are classified according to the CERIF standard
CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) is a European data standard for managing research information, such as project, persons, organisations, publications, patents, products and services. All the factual data in Swecris are classified according to CERIF.
All data in Swecris is openly accessible. As a user, you can search and filter data, and then export them to a CSV file.
This is how you open a CSV file in Excel:
- Start Microsoft Excel and open the CSV file from inside the program.
- Mark Column A, then click on the “Data” tab, and select “Text to columns”.
- Select “Delimited fields” and click on “Next”.
- Select “Comma” as “Delimitor” and click on “Next”.
- Select “General” and click on “Complete”.
Download data direct via API
We want as many people as possible to be able to benefit from data in the Swecris database. For this reason, there is an API that you are welcome to use. Read more about how to use Swecris API.
All research funding bodies are welcome to join – private and governmental, large and small. Taking part is free of charge!
Our goal is for more Swedish research funding bodies to join, so that Swecris can provide an even more comprehensive picture of research funding in Sweden.
As a participating funding body, you will increase the visibility of your research funding. You can also create a fully customised version of Swecris for your own website, using the Swecris API. In our network of participating funding bodies, you can exchange experiences and discuss common concepts, standards and best practices.
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Who runs Swecris?
Swecris is run by the Swedish Research Council in close collaboration with a management team with representatives from Swedish funding bodies and higher education institutions. The team includes members from the funding bodies Formas, Forte, Vinnova, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Swedish Research Council as well as from the higher education institutions Uppsala University, Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Gävle University College, Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet and Lund University.
Up until 2012, the database was managed by Sweden ScienceNet (SSN) – a network including the ten largest universities in Sweden. The universities wanted an easy way to find and access information about their researchers’ grants, irrespective of research funding body. The work was coordinated by Uppsala University and funded by Vinnova.
In 2012, the Swedish Research Council was tasked by the Government to take on responsibility for developing and managing the database.
In 2016, the service was named Swecris and updated with a new database and a visualisation tool.
In 2021, the website Swecris.se was transferred to Vetenskapsrådet.se.
In 2021, the search function in Swecris was transferred to Vetenskapsrådet.se and received a new interface. A new API was also launched.