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National infrastructures

KTH is host or partner in several national research infrastructures funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Criteria defining a national infrastructure are that it must:

  • enable research of world-class quality and thereby contribute to the development of society;
  • be accessible to researchers, industry, and other relevant partners in Sweden, with priority given to scientific quality in case of limited accessibility;
  • be of wide national interest, which means that the research infrastructure is used by research groups and researchers from organizations with a long-term planning horizon for their scientific activities;
  • have a long-term plan for management, governance, funding, competence building and development.

National infrastructures

The following infrastructures are hosted by KTH:

Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA)

AGATA is a European research project with the aim of developing and building a 4pi gamma-ray spectrometer for use in experiments involving both stable and radioactive ion beams and facilitating the exploration of the structure and functions of atomic nuclei.



A Torroidal LHC ApparatuS (ATLAS)

ATLAS is one of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Its main task is to investigate high energy collisions between elementary particles and using these collisions to try to improve the standard model and discover new physics phenomena.

ATLAS' webpage


A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE)

ALICE is a major ion collision experiment, like ATLAS performed in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN particle physics laboratory. The main task is investigation of high energy ion collisions. Over 1,800 physicists, engineers, and technicians from 41 different countries are working together on the ALICE experiment.

ALICE's webpage


Center for X-Rays in Swedish Material Science (CeXS)

The CeXS center at KTH hosts Swedish material science research’s beamline, located at the PETRA III synchrotron in Hamburg. CeXS secures privileged access to this infrastructure for Swedish researchers and also presents the requirements and requests of the Swedish material science research community.

CeXS' webpage


National Genome Infrastructure (NGI)

This research infrastructure, located at SciLifeLab, provides access to technology and computational tools for massive parallel DNA sequencing, genotyping, and associated bioinformatics support.

NGI's webpage


National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI)

This research infrastructure provides support for the use of advanced microscopy by research groups in the life sciences. NMI also coordinates national and international knowledge exchange in the fields of microscopy and image analysis.

NMI's webpage


Partner in national infrastructures

KTH is a partner in the following infrastructures:

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden

This research infrastructure provides a number of different services and tools, as well as guidelines on bioinformatics for the research community.

NBIS' webpage



This research infrastructure provides services within micro and nano fabrication through various partner nodes, of which KTH and RISE are responsible for the Electrum Laboratory in Kista. Other nodes are Chalmers University of Technology and Uppsala University.

Myfab's webpage


Accelerator based Ion Technology Centre

This research infrastructure provides and develops skills in ion beam-based materials analysis and modification. Partners in the infrastructure consortium are Uppsala University, KTH and Linköping University.


Biodiversitey Atlas Sweden (BAS) and Swedish LifeWatch (SLW), SBDI

Following the merger of the previous BAS and SLW, the SBDI now constitutes a common platform for making biodiversity data accessible via powerful analysis and visualization tools. The partners are the Swedish Museum of Natural History, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Karolinska Institute, Linnaeus University, Lund University, KTH, Stockholm University, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Umeå University, University of Gothenburg, and Uppsala University.

SBDI's webpage

Swedish National Data Service (SND)

Swedish National Data Service (SND) supports the accessibility, preservation, and re-use of research data and related materials. A network of 40 universities and other research organizations is creating a national infrastructure for open access to research data.

SND's webpage


National Language Bank and Swe-Clarin

The National Language Bank is working to build a Swedish e-infrastructure for research in language technologies, linguistics and other fields of research using language data. Its three divisions (Språkbanken Text, Språkbanken Tal, and Språkbanken Sam) jointly cover the main areas of language expression. KTH is responsible for the division Språkbanken Tal.

The Swe-Clarin network, the Swedish node of the European research infrastructure CLARIN ERIC, is linked to the National Language Bank.

About the National Language Bank


Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC)

Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) is a national research infrastructure, providing Swedish researchers with large scale resources for computation and storage, as well as user support. SNIC is a consortium of Sweden’s 10 largest research universities, funded by them and by the Swedish Research Council.

SNIC's webpage