SciLifeLab is a national resource for molecular biosciences. As such, collaboration is at the heart of our operations and we offer access to advanced technologies and services for all sectors, ranging from academic research groups, health care providers, industry, governmental authorities, teachers and students throughout Sweden. 

SciLifeLab today comprises more than 40 infrastructure units, and a research community of more than 1000 people distributed across Sweden. The latest technologies combined with the scientific expertise available within SciLifeLab provide a unique environment for research in the fields of biomedicine and environment. 

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The SciLifeLab External Relations Office serves to build stronger ties with industrial, health care, and international research communities, acknowledging the importance of multisectorial collaboration when addressing complex questions of modern Life Science. 

We see a growing interest and great potential in expanding our collaborations to fully utilize SciLifeLab as an infrastructure promoting not only excellent science, but also innovation and increased value, economic growth, and societal benefit. 

We work to facilitate interactions between relevant partners and serve both internal and external stakeholders. We are always happy to discuss how we can guide you or work together with your organization, please feel free to get in touch. Contact details available below.

Explore the possibilities

Academic collaboration, industry/academia collaborations, drop-in sessions to discuss you project, innovation coaching, technology development projects and infrastructure service are some examples of how to interact and make use of the SciLifeLab offerings. The research infrastructures are available for academia, health care and industry. With more than 40 different units and state of the art technology there is an amazing set of tools obtainable. Availability, access mode and prize differ between units and depends on the specific requested project or experiment to be performed. Explore the range of technology we offer and make enquiries by visiting the separate platform or unit of interest.

Focus areas and examples

Examples of national and international initiatives where SciLifeLab is involved


EMBL Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists. Fellows program to hire researchers and engineers to advance technology and methods in life sciences and learn how to lead service providing research infrastructures.

Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG)

The Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project is helping to create a network of genetic and clinical data across Europe.


A central repository of digital pathology slides to boost the development of artificial intelligence.

Biobank Sweden

Biobank Sweden is not a biobank but a national infrastructure for biobanking where healthcare, academia, industry, and patient organisations collaborate to attain good healthcare and research.

Biodiversity Genomics Europe (BGE)

The Biodiversity Genomics Europe (BGE) project has the overriding aim of accelerating the use of genomic science to enhance understanding of biodiversity, monitor biodiversity change, and guide interventions to address its decline.


canSERV is an EU-funded project under the Horizon Europe programme that provides cutting edge, interdisciplinary and customised oncology services across the entire cancer continuum.

Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

CoARA is a global initiative started in 2022 by the EU Commission, Science Europe and the European University Association (EUA) aiming to maximise the quality, effectiveness, and impact of research and promote a consensus on research assessments.

Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net)

CoVaRR-Net, is a network of interdisciplinary researchers from institutions across the country created to assist in the Government of Canada’s overall strategy to address the potential threat of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.


Discovering the Causes of Three Poorly Understood Cancers in Europe (DISCERN) is a five-year project of the European Commission Cancer Mission to understand the causes of renal, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer in Europe and to help explain the geographical distribution of these cancer types, including their high incidence in central and eastern Europe.


EATRIS is the European infrastructure for translational medicine. It brings together resources and services for research communities to translate scientific discoveries into benefits for patients.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research.


EMBL and SciLifeLab share the same overarching goals to advance science for the benefit of healthcare, biodiversity and the environment.


Euro-BioImaging is a research infrastructure that offers open access to imaging technologies, training and data services in biological and biomedical imaging. Euro-BioImaging consists of imaging facilities, called Nodes, that have opened their doors to all life science researchers.SciLifeLab Imaging units hosts the Swedish node.


EU-OPENSCREEN is a not-for-profit European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) for chemical biology and early drug discovery.

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD)

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is a programme aiming to create an effective rare diseases research ecosystem for progress, innovation and for the benefit of everyone with a rare disease. 

The Human Protein Atlas

The open access resource for human proteins. 

EUCAIM (European Cancer Imaging)

The European Cancer Imaging Initiative will unlock the power of imaging and Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of cancer patients, clinicians and researchers.

European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI)

The Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) project is enabling access to genomic and related phenotypic and clinical data across Europe. It is doing this by establishing a federated, sustainable and secure infrastructure to access the data.


For efficient and sustainable use of health data through the integration of the DIGITAL projects in Sweden. With purpose to find synergies and broad national coordination and effective participation from Sweden in the four EU funded health data projects in the European DIGITAL effort.

Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS)

GMS brings together clinicians, researchers, industry, and patient organizations with the goals of implementing precision medicine in healthcare and conducting cutting-edge research and development.


A national initiative to maximise benefits of Sweden’s large scale research infrastructures MAX IV, ESS and SciLifeLab.

Iperion HS (Heritage Science)

IPERION HS is a consortium establishing a pan-European research infrastructure on heritage science. It offers training and access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in heritage science.

JANE (EU joint action)

JANE is a Joint Action aiming at shaping seven new Networks of Expertise in the cancer field

National Supercomputer Centre (NSC)

NSC is a provider of leading edge national supercomputing resources providing a wide range of high performance computing and data services throughout Sweden.


Combining expertise across borders to promote Precision Cancer Medicine in Europe. The PCM4EU is a project under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan by EU4Health, with partners from 15 countries across Europe.


PHENET – Tools and methods for extended plant PHENotyping and EnviroTyping services of European Research Infrastructures.


The European Platform For Medicines Repurposing. Building a sustainable European innovation platform to enhance the repurposing of medicines for all.


RIKEN is Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution and the collaboration includes joint annual RIKEN-SciLifeLab symposia alternating between the sites since 2014, research collaborations and visits. Each symposium of the series is centered on one specific topic. Topic 2022-Preparing for the next pandemic.

SciLifeLab Capabilities

SciLifeLab’s capabilities combine infrastructure technology with expertise on Planetary Biology, Precision Medicine, and Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness.

TEF-Health consortium, EU, Swedish node

Testing and Experimentation Facility for Health AI and Robotics, TEF Health, is part of the European Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) aiming to optimize the development of AI and promote trust in and use of AI-based software and hardware solutions. By making available and combining unique infrastructures and data from e.g. in vivo imaging, multimodal ex vivo profiling and combinations of these, the Swedish node (Center for Imaging Research (CIR), SciLifeLab and RISE) offers opportunities to help European SMEs identify, develop, support and accelerate new and improved precision health applications based on AI-based hardware and software solutions.

The Science and SciLifeLab Prize

The Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an initiative rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers.


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Last updated: 2024-07-05

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