The Swedish Research Council has been mandated a coordinating role as regards clinical studies. In this role the council shall support and develop cooperation between the various resources in Sweden for conducting clinical research to enable their more efficient utilisation.
The aims of the mandate include the following:
Activities are pursued under the name Clinical Studies Sweden, as a collaboration between the Swedish Research Council and Sweden's six health care regions.
The Swedish Research Council's office for clinical studies is responsible for this area and coordinates six regional nodes, one for each health care region. The Swedish Research Council's Committee for Clinical Studies is responsible for overarching strategic decisions and the allocation of the funds the Swedish Research Council has available for this area.
More information about Clinical Studies Sweden can be found at the Swedish Research Council's website kliniskastudier.se.