Research Community Programs

SciLifeLab Research Community Programs (RCPs)

To facilitate internationally competitive, cutting-edge collaborative research across Sweden, SciLifeLab supports a number of Research Community Programs (RCPs) – networks that connect top researchers with each other and with the SciLifeLab infrastructure. The aims of the RCPs are:

  • to bring together a critical mass of scientific expertise across several departments and universities in Sweden on a particular theme or topic,
  • to form new links between infrastructures and researchers,
  • to engage established and young PIs to combine forces and work together in multidisciplinary and national collaborations.

The seven current RCPs have been selected through an open call process and are granted three-year funding from SciLifeLab for coordination, scientific interaction and community building around their respective research theme. During this time, all RCPs will remain as open communities for including new qualified members and new technologies. PIs from any Swedish university are eligible to participate in one or more SciLifeLab RCP relevant to their research focus.


Current RCPs

Biology of Molecular Interactions
Coordinated from Stockholm University

The Human Developmental Cell Atlas
Coordinated from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Development of Disease-relevant Models for Phenotypic Drug Discovery
Coordinated from Karolinska Institutet

Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Program
Coordinated from Lund University

The Human Protein Atlas
Coordinated from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Genomic Medicine Sweden
Coordinated from Karolinska Institutet

Aquatic Microbiome Research Initiative
Coordinated from Uppsala University

These RCPs were announced on June 11 and detailed descriptions, as well as contact information, will be available shortly. 


Further details

Each RCP has been granted 1 MSEK per year for three years. The funding, including both national infrastructure support and host university / SFO funding, should cover network coordination as well as collaborative costs and not be used for actual research funding.

Members of SciLifeLab RCPs will not get priority access to national infrastructure services, but should closely interact with infrastructure scientists, engage in method development, share data, expertise etc.



For any questions about the SciLifeLab RCPs, please contact Alice Sollazzo, Project coordinator: