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What is SweCRIS?

SweCRIS  is a national database that allows you to see how participating research funding bodies has distributed their money to Swedish recipients. The research funding bodies which supply SweCRIS with data are either state or private. Contributions are divided according to grant contracts. Information in the database has been delivered by 12 research funding bodies. SweCRIS is managed by the Swedish Research Council on behalf of the Government.    

Participating research funding bodies

  • and updates and available project years:
Continued update from 2008:
  • Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Vinnova
Continued update from 2018:
  • Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation
Annual uppdate from 2008:
  • Formas – The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
  • Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
  • IFAU, Institute för Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
  • Swedish Energy Agency  (individual names available from 2015)
  • Swedish National Space Board
Annual uppdate from 2014:
  • European Union  – Horizon 2020 (no individual names)
No current uppdates:
  • Ragnar Söderberg Foundation (data available for 2011 – 2017)
  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (data available for 2008 – 2016)

Content (person, organisation, project, amount)

  • Personal Data  Name of project manager, the person responsible for the application, is the most commonly used in the name list. Sometimes, the names of researchers participating in the project are also listed. The EU may not list personal names in relation to its project grants. The Swedish Energy Agency has listed personal names since 2015.
  • Coordinating organisation  We use the term “coordinating organisation” rather than “administrating organisation” because some organisations, following the grant decisions, distribute the money to other organisations involved. A funding body can also be a coordinating organisation. For example, when the funding body has paid money in the form of scholarships directly to applicants or infrastructure support in the form of membership fees.
  • Organisation type  You can also filter based on who the grants have been allocated based on the type of organisation, which is based on the company registration number. However, colleges and universities are divided as a separate group – regardless of whether they are a public authority or a foundation.
  • Grant type:
  1. Project Support: Grants to support research projects.
  2. Employments and scholarships: Grants to support an individual researcher’s career and long-term establishment in the research system.
  3. Research environments: Grants to support minor or major research environments. This also includes support to stimulate national collaboration between different actors and research areas. Can be support for centre-based education, grants for the recruitment of top researchers to raise the quality of an institution, department, university or graduate schools.
  4. Infrastructure: Support for the planning, construction and operation of research infrastructure.
  5. International collaboration: Grants aimed primarily at providing support and promoting international collaboration in research and the internationalisation of research.
  6. EU funding: Most of the contributions come through the EU as a funder, but in some cases, projects funded by a Swedish funding body under an EU programme may fall into this category.
  7. Unclassified grants  are also possible to identify.
  • Subject classification  Approximately half of the project grants presented are classified by subject according to SCB’s standard for the Swedish classification of research subjects, developed 2011. You can read more about subject classification at SCB.se.
  • Language classification  The project title and description varies – available in Swedish and/or English.
  • Year  “Active project years” are the years for which a project receives funding – regardless of when the decision is taken.

Export data

All data on SweCRIS.se is available to the public. As a user, you can search for and filter data that is relevant to you, and then export it to a CSV file or JSON file. If you wish to retrieve data directly via SweCRIS’s open API, the search result URL is available. (Information on how to use the API will soon be available here.)    

Quality and classification

Some data on projects may lack classification, for example on the subject and the type of grant. These are therefore tagged as ”unclassified” to correctly show the quality of the content.
  • CERIF  The facts are classified according to CERIF-standard. CERIF is a European standard format for managing data in research information, such as projects, people, organisations, publications, patents, products, services and more. You can find out more about CERIF at the European Organisation for International Research Information (EuroCRIS).
  • Personal identifiers  To ensure high quality data, SweCRIS strongly recommends that funding bodies use personal identification numbers and/or ORCID for personal identification as well as company registration numbers as a unique identifier for organisations. Personal identification numbers, ORCID and e-mails are available in the database for reasons of quality but are not openly available.

What is CRIS?

Current Research Information System (CRIS) involves database/information systems for storing and managing data on research – research information. For more information on ongoing initiatives and objectives in this field, go to  The European Organisation for International Research information  (EuroCRIS).    

The history of SweCRIS

In the spring of 2012, the Swedish Research Council was commissioned by the Government to be responsible for the development and management of the database. Prior to this, the database had been run by the ten largest universities in Sweden. Uppsala University was the coordinator and Vinnova the funding body. At that point, it was called Sweden ScienceNet (SSN). The requirements of the universities remain being able easily to see and have access to the contributions of researchers regardless of who funds their research. Delivering all the data to a national service also saves the research funding bodies time compared with delivering data to all receiving organisations. In November 2016, SweCRIS was updated with a new database and visualization tool.

Management Team

SweCRIS is run by the Swedish Research Council in close collaboration with the SweCRIS’s management team. The management team consists of representatives from Swedish funding bodies and universities and is chaired by Elisabeth Sjöstedt from the Swedish Research Council. The group includes members from Formas, Uppsala University, KTH, Lund University, Vinnova, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) and the Swedish Research Council.


If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please send an email to info@swecris.se.    

SweCRIS is growing – Welcome!

The aim is for more Swedish research funding bodies to join so that SweCRIS can provide an even more comprehensive view of who does what based on the contributions by the research funding bodies within Sweden. Participation is free. If you are interested and want to know more, contact  info@swecris.se.  

Visiting adress

Swedish Research Council
Västra Järnvägsgatan 3
Phone: + 46 (0)8-546 44 000

Postal adress

Swedish Research Council
Box 1035, 101 38 Stockholm



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