Purpose and organisation
The mission of CIMED is to strengthen the clinical research node at Campus Flemingsberg and to stimulate collaboration between researchers at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet.
Close proximity between research and patient care is vital for an effective and efficient transfer of new research findings to clinical activities. By funding research projects with a clear exchange between clinical and experimental researchers at Campus Flemingsberg, CIMED wants to contribute to patients benefiting more rapidly from new research results.
CIMED is financed by Region Stockholm. The CIMED Board of Directors is appointed by the KI/Region Stockholm management team and consists of representatives from both Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. The operational activities and the office are located at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge at Karolinska Institutet. CIMED supports research in several different areas / themes and at all six university departments at Campus Flemingsberg.
CIMED issues calls annually for project grants for clinical and translational projects. Each grant is for 2 to 3 years and at junior and senior level.
Clinical research months
CIMED issues calls for clinical research months every three years. The call is intended for clinically active researchers and the support consists of a standard amount to reimburse salary costs for 1-3 months of research time per year. The support can be applied for 1, 2 or 3 years at junior and senior level.
CIMED issues calls for grants for networking activities that promote clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate the development of future new clinical and translational research projects by encouraging collaboration and networking at Campus Flemingsberg. Collaborations across institutional boundaries and/or between Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, as well as newly launched initiatives, are prioritised.
Strategic recruitment support
CIMED supports recruitments of strategic importance to strengthen, develop and consolidate clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg. Application is made by the recruiting Head of Department submitting a request to CIMED. Allocation decisions are made annually by CIMED’s Board of Directors in accordance with horizontal priority. Support is normally granted for 2 to 3 years. Support is only given to recruitments at Karolinska Institutet by a professor active in clinical research. The support is primarily focused on external recruitment, which can be domestic or international. Joint employment between Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm shall be pursued.
In addition to the above-mentioned support, CIMED also contributes with stimulus support to infrastructures that promote clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg.
Board of Directors
Prof. Peter Lönnroth, Chair
Prof. Annika Tibell, R&D Director, Karolinska University Hospital
Prof. Stefan Jacobson, Chief physician, Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital
Prof. Peter Stenvinkel, Head of unit, Karolinska Institutet
Prof. Anna Martling, Dean KI North, Karolinska Institutet
Prof. Anders Gustafsson, Pro-President, Karolinska Institutet
Prof. Maria Eriksdotter, Dean KI South, Karolinska Institutet
Staff and contact
Adj. Prof. Annika Bergqvist, Director of CIMED
Dr. Amanda Klein, Research Coordinator, CIMED
Phone: +46 8-524 837 32
Address: Amanda Klein/CIMED, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Administration C2:94, Karolinska University Hospital, SE141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
Currently at CIMED
Project grants for 2023-2025
Preparations are underway for CIMED’s project grant for 2023–2025. Award decisions will be published on CIMED’s website at the end of June 2022 (week 27).
Conference in October 2022
CIMED supports the scientific conference ”Collaboration in Science” on 6 and 7 October 2022. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate and strengthen the research collaborations between Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. More information about the conference is available on Karolinska Institutet’s website.
Critical Friend Seminar
In February 2022, CIMED organised a “Critical Friend” seminar on Campus Flemingsberg where the participants had the opportunity to have their research plan reviewed by their peers. From the agenda: successful application writing, gender issues in research and the review process, and feedback workshop.
Network grants 2022–2023
A total of 19 applications were received for CIMED network grants 2022–2023, of which 11 applications were awarded funding, as decided by the Board of Directors. Five Board members assessed the applications. The applications were ranked based on the average value of the assessment criterion of whether they strengthen the clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg and the examiners’ recommendation for award.
Project grants and clinical research months 2022–2024
The call period for CIMED’s project grants and clinical research months for 2022–2024 has ended and a decision on distribution of funds has been made by CIMED’s Board of Directors in accordance with recommendations from the review groups.