The SciLifeLab national infrastructure is financed through grants from the Swedish government, including distinct funding for our Drug Discovery and Development platform. We also receive governmental funding through our host universities within the scope of Strategic Research Areas (SFO). In addition, SciLifeLab also benefits from funding for certain initiatives such as the efforts in combatting Covid-19 and the Data-Driven Life Science program, from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
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Our center contains a broad range of disciplines in the life science field and the management comprises a scientific leadership to promote frontline national infrastructure services as well as a vibrant and interdisciplinary research environment at SciLifeLab.
The SciLifeLab Board started its assignment during spring 2013, in accordance with directives from the Swedish government. The Board includes one representative each from the four host universities, three representatives from other Swedish universities, one representative from the industry, and is led by chairman Carl-Henrik Heldin, appointed by the Swedish Government. The Board is responsible for the national infrastructure, the management and the communication of SciLifeLab.
SciLifeLab offers advanced technologies, knowhow and support to researchers in Sweden. These technologies and services are provided by units, which each represent a certain area of expertise. The units are organized into platforms that represent areas of research where a combination of technologies is generally used. Each platform has a Platform Advisory Board responsible for the service offering, strategic decisions and priority management. You can read more about the steering of the national infrastructure in the document to the right (in Swedish and English).
SciLifeLab has ten national platforms, each offering technologies and services through one to eight units. Researchers from all over Sweden can apply for technologies and service using the national platforms. Pricing may differ between different units, but in general a cost-of-reagents pricing is used.
Each platform is managed by a Platform Director with a Vice Platform Director when applicable who take part in the Platform Advisory Board meetings.
Each unit is managed by a Platform Scientific Director and a Head of Unit. The Platform Scientific Director ensures the scientific leadership of the platform. The Head of Unit is responsible for the every day operation of the unit.