SeRC: Research for e-Science

The SeRC mission is to develop and integrate state-of-the-art e-Science tools and e-infrastructure into traditional research in order to achieve scientific breakthroughs in Sweden.

Molecular models of skin.

Advanced computer based research, such as the handling of large data sets and the use of high performance computers for simulations and calculations, is an integral part of scientific research today, commonly known as e-Science. e-Science is complementary to the traditional means of doing research by experiments and theoretical reasoning.

The single largest overall success of SeRC is that it helps application researchers and computational experts to find each other and speak with one voice. Large-scale data analysis and simulation is introduced in areas where it has not been used before, the strongest computational groups in the country collaborate internationally instead of competing nationally.

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The impact of e-Science is found in all areas of academia. The use of basic e-Science in new domains can generate fundamentally new and important results. At the same time, access to advanced e-Science tools and infrastructure enables the leading research groups that are spear-heading Swedish e-Science to compete at the international forefront. Read more about two cases based on SeRC research.

Multidisciplinary collaboration programmes (MCPs)

SeRC develops multidisciplinary collaboration programmes in strategic areas with high potential gain, by consolidating the SeRC efforts into larger constellations.

  • Brain-IT
  • Data-driven computational materials design (DCMD)
  • e-Science for Cancer Prevention and Control
  • SeRC Data Science
  • SeRC Exascale Simulation Software Initiative – SESSI
  • Visual Data Analytics in e-Science Applications

Read more about the specific MCP's on the SeRC webpage .

About SeRC


Karolinska Institutet, Stockholms University, Linköping University and KTH.


In 2018, more than 100 senior researchers were engaged within the SeRC community.


SeRC receives approximately SEK 30 million annually in government grants.


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