Successful research depends on infrastructure of an internationally high standard in the form of experimental equipment, databases, libraries, collections and biobanks. Uppsala University hosts various infrastructure resources that are accessible nationally and internationally, and by the same token, researchers at the University make extensive use of infrastructure elsewhere in Sweden and abroad.
Below is a list of national and international research infrastructure funded by the Swedish Research Council with Uppsala University as a host.
National research infrastructures
- Biobank Sweden
Director:Tobias Sjöblom, Department of Genetics and Pathology
- Ion Technology Centre
Director: Daniel Primetzhofer, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure).
Director: Bengt Persson, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
- SNIC (Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing).
Director: Hans Karlsson, Department of Information Technology
- SIMPLER (Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-based Life-course and Environment Research)
Director: Karl Michaëlsson, Department of Surgical Sciences
International research infrastructures
- EATRIS (the European infrastructure for translational medicine)
Director: Ulrika Bäckman, Faculty Offices, Office for Medicine and Pharmacy; Research support unit
- ELIXIR (the European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information)
Director: Bengt Persson,Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Director: Göran Eriksson, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Director: Olga Botner, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Super ADAM
Director: Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Other strategically important research infrastructures
- Uppsala University researchers are the largest group of users at Max IV and are contributing actively to the building of ESS – not least through leading expertise in construction and engineering.
- SciLifeLab offers a wide range of experimental facilities to support research in health and environmental sciences with a molecular focus.
- Uppsala Conflict Data Program – database on conflicts around the world.
- The University Library – a university-wide publication infrastructure for research and higher education.
- Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) – infrastructure for clinical research with expertise for patient registries, biobanks and all steps of clinical studies.
Strategic research areas at Uppsala University
Uppsala University has acquired special funds to build strategic research areas with a multidisciplinary, holistic approach. Several of them offer service facilities both internally and externally.