SciLifeLab Technology Needs Inventory

We hereby invite life science researchers and other stakeholders within academia, healthcare and industry across Sweden to express their opinions on what new technologies are most urgently needed as nation-wide SciLifeLab infrastructure services.

The Technology Needs Inventory is open for suggestions until June 20, 2019.


The SciLifeLab national infrastructure is a major resource for life science researchers across Sweden, funded directly by the Ministry of Education. The SciLifeLab infrastructure provides nationally unique and internationally competitive technologies, high-quality services and scientific expertise to about 1,300 academic researchers each year in many areas of life science as well as researchers in healthcare, industry and the public sector. The infrastructure is currently composed of 40 different facilities, located across the country, and organized into seven platforms (SciLifeLab infrastructure organization and services) with about half of the users from outside the four host universities (KTH, KI, UU and SU).

We are now starting to plan for the SciLifeLab infrastructure for the four-year period 2021–2024. Before we present this plan to the government and to the SciLifeLab Board we will carry out:

  • Extensive national strategy work during 2019
  • An international evaluation of the infrastructure in April 2020 (including proposals for new areas/facilities/technologies)
  • Discussions with the host university SciLifeLab Committees as well as the National SciLifeLab Committee (NSC)

Via this inventory, we ask the Swedish life science research community for input to the development of the future SciLifeLab infrastructure. Which new cutting-edge technologies and services are most urgently needed by the national user community? The proposed technologies/services should be motivated by nation-wide scientific needs and should not specify a particular location or university as a host.

If you wish to suggest an already existing, non-SciLifeLab facility for incorporation into the infrastructure from 2021, please see Suggestions on new Facilities.

Please note that, this inventory is not a call for proposals for funding.

Submission of proposals

Please, submit your proposal via this web-based form.

You can submit more than one proposal by entering the form again.

Deadline for submission: June 20, 2019.

What happens after the Technology Needs Inventory?

The SciLifeLab Management Group (MG), the SciLifeLab Platforms, the host university SciLifeLab Committees and the National SciLifeLab Committee (NSC) will review and discuss the proposals from this inventory. The MG will decide in the fall 2019 which of the proposed new technologies that should be included in the international evaluation of the SciLifeLab infrastructure in April 2020 as potential future national services.


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The personal data (name and email) you provide in this web-form is to enable SciLifeLab to conduct a Technology Needs Inventory. The information you provide will be processed in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (dataskyddförordningen) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. The following parties have access to your personal data: staff at SciLifelab Operations Office and Staff at SciLifeLab Data Centre, Host University SciLifeLab Committees and National SciLifeLab Committee.
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