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Investment in research infrastructure

12 October 2017

The Swedish Research Council has now decided to support Swedish research infrastructures with a total of approximately SEK 4 billion in the next 8 years. Seven of the 28 grants for infrastructure in 2017 are going to Uppsala University, which will also receive half a billion Swedish kronor between 2018-2022 as host of the SNIC data infrastructure.

“Creating good conditions for Swedish research requires long-term investments in research infrastructure,” says Björn Halleröd, head secretary for research infrastructures at the Swedish Research Council.

In total, about SEK 4 billion is being distributed to infrastructures for upwards of eight years forwards: 

  • Approximately SEK 1.2 billion has been distributed to research infrastructures that applied for grants for infrastructure of national interest in spring 2017.
  • Max IV will receive just over SEK 1.1 billion in funding between 2019–2022.
  • One half billion Swedish kronor will be presented to the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) from 2018-2022. Uppsala University is the host of SNIC.

Seven of the 28 grants for infrastructures of national interest in 2017 are going to Uppsala University:

  • Biobank Sweden. Coordination of biobanks and associated data. Tobias Sjöblom
  • National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) and the Swedish node in Elixir (the European infrastructure for biological information). Infrastructure in bioinformatics. Bengt Persson
  • Maintenance and operations costs for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. IceCube. Olga Botner
  • Super ADAM @ ILL. Björgvin Hjörvarsson
  • Infrastructure for research and development of fusion reactors. Göran Ericsson
  • Central Sweden Cohorts & Biobank. Infrastructure for research that employs individual databases in medicine and the social sciences. Karl Michaëlsson 
  • THE ACCELERATOR-BASED ION TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM - AB-ITC. Ion Technology Centre. Daniel Primetzhofer

Read more about all of the Swedish Research Council’s grants for 2017