National research infrastructures
The Swedish Research Council funds research infrastructures of significant national interest that enable world-class research. Below is a list of national research infrastructures where KTH is host or partner.
A national research infrastructure shall:
- enable research of world-class quality and thereby contribute to the development of society.
- be accessible to primarily researchers but also to representatives from industry and other relevant partners in Sweden. If accessibility is limited, the priority is on the basis of scientific quality.
- be of a wide national interest, and used by many various research groups and researchers from several research organisations and the funding from the Swedish Research Council creates a national added value.
- have a long-term planning of its scientific activities.
- have a long-term plan for governing and management, funding, competence building and development.
The following infrastructures are hosted by KTH:
AGATA, Advanced Gamma Tracking Array
The Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) is a European gamma-ray spectrometer used for nuclear structure studies.
Contact: Bo Cedervall
ATLAS (A Torroidal LHC ApparatuS)
ATLAS is the largest, general-purpose particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN. It investigates a wide range of physics, from the search for the Higgs boson to extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter.
Contact: Bengt Lund-Jensen
ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment)
ALICE is one of eight detector experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, devoted to research in the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale.
Contact: Bengt Lund-Jensen
CeXS (Center for X-Rays in Swedish Material Science)
CeXS is the host of the Swedish Material Science beamline that is physically located at the PETRA III synchrotron in Hamburg. CeXS secure Swedish researchers privileged access to this facility and also act to promote the research roadmap needs of the Swedish material science community in this infrastructure’s operations.
Contact: Peter Hedström
NGI National Genome Infrastructure
The National Genomics Infrastructure provides access to technology and computational tools for massively parallel/next generation DNA sequencing, genotyping and associated bioinformatics support. The platform is hosted at Science for Life Laboratory.
Contact: Joakim Lundeberg
NMI National Microscopy Infrastructure
The National Microscopy Infrastructure is a Swedish infrastructure for the use and support of advanced microscopy in life science.
Contact: Hjalmar Brismar
The following are infrastructures where KTH is partner:
National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden
The research infrastructure provides services within micro and nano fabrication at partner nodes with various competences and application areas. KTH and RISE (Acreo) run the Electrum laboratory in Kista. Chalmers University of Technology and Uppsala University run other nodes.
Contact: Nils Nordell
Accelerator based Ion Technology Centre
The research infrastructure provides and develops competences in ion beam material analysis and modification. The partners in the consortia for the infrastructure are UU, KTH and LiU.
SBDI (Biodiversitey Atlas Sweden (BAS) and Swedish LifeWatch)
The merge of BAS and SLW to the joint Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) will provide a single platform for making biodiversity data accessible providing powerful analysis and visualization tools.
SND Swedish National Data Service
SND has a primary function to support the accessibility, preservation, and re-use of research data and related materials. Together with a network of more than 30 universities and public research institutes, SND creates a national infrastructure for open access to research data.
Contact: Maria Hagland
National Language Bank and Swe-Clarin
The National Languae Bank are building a Swedish e-infrastructure for research in language technologies, linguistics and other fields of research on language data. The National Language Bank consists of three divisions – Språkbanken Text, Språkbanken Tal and Språkbanken Sam. KTH is responsible for the division Språkbanken Tal.
In addition, the network Swe-Clarin, the Swedish node of the European research infrastructure CLARIN ERIC, is linked to the National Language Bank.
Contact: Jens Edlund
Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) is a national research infrastructure
providing e-infrastructure for Swedish academic research. SNIC is a consortium of the 10
largest research universities, funded by them and the Swedish Research Council (VR).
Contact: Patrick Norman