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section 1 of the Swedish Research Council for environment, agricultural sciences and
spatial planning (Formas) mission is to promote and
support basic research and applied research in
the fields of the environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. The
research supported must be of the highest scientific quality
and of relevance to the Council's responsibilities. Shaped also receive
Fund development activities to a limited extent.
2 § within the framework of the task set out in article 1 shall be formed
1. allocate funds for research and related activities
with research such as project funding, software, jobs, support
to young researchers and co-financed research,
2. evaluate the research and Development Council
allocated funds to and in the evaluation specifically assess
the quality, relevance and commercialisation for society even
in an international perspective,
3. investigate and analyse the research needs that are
eager in a research and societal perspectives, recognise
the results of these investigations and analyses as well as take
to initiate and support strategic research and
4. take account of research ethics;
5. utilize the research results and promote sustainable
development of society,
6. initiate and support transdisciplinary research,
7. promote and initiate national and
international research collaboration and exchange of experience,
8. participate in and encourage Swedish participation in
collaborative research in the European Union's activities in the
research and technological development, as well as other international
9. work to ensure that a gender perspective is reflected in
10. promote equality between women and men,
11. promote and initiate scientific publishing,
12. be responsible for the communication of research and
research and popularization of the research
funded by the Council.
3 § Shaped is led by a head of Government.
4 § Formed, together with the Swedish Research Council,
The Research Council for health, work and well-being, work
innovation systems and the Swedish Energy Agency included in a
the coordination group made up of the heads of Government. The Group shall
interact and jointly draw up analyses, strategies and
research software and otherwise take initiatives to develop
and renew the arrangements for research activity.
5 § Shaped should strive for a gender balance in
6 § within the Research Council which is formed is a particularly
the decision-making bodies with the task of
1. decide how Shaped appropriation shall be allocated in terms of the
information referred to in section 2 of the 1 and 2,
2. with regard to paragraph 2, make strategic decisions about
the research focus within the framework of the objectives and guidelines
specified by the Parliament and the Government, and
3. decide on the guidelines of their resource allocation.
section 7/expires U: 2015-10-01/
The Graduate Council consists of a President, the head of
and eleven other members. For each Member, other than the Chairman
and regulatory Manager, there should be a personalized replacement.
Research Council appoints from among its members a Vice-Chairman.
the entry into force of section 7/in: 2015-10-01/
The Graduate Council consists of a President, Government Chief and eleven other members. Research Council appoints from among its members a Vice-Chairman. Regulation (2015:550).
§ 8 the Research Council may establish the preparatory and Advisory
bodies as the Council requires to carry out its tasks.
§ 9 In Shaped is a Principal Secretary with high
scientific competence. The Principal Secretary shall prepare and
prefer cases before the Graduate Council.
section 10/expires U: 2015-10-01/
A decision by the Graduate Council to grant funds may refer to:
a maximum of six years. and should be subject to conditions for funds
use. The decision shall indicate who are the recipients
of the funds and that the receiver is responsible for ensuring that the funds are used
in accordance with the conditions imposed.
If the activity that received funding does not meet the requirements,
the Research Council may decide that the medium is no longer to be paid
out. An indication of this should be taken into Council decision to
section 10/entry into force: 2015-10-01/
A decision by the Graduate Council to grant funds may refer to a maximum of six years and should be subject to conditions for the use of funds. The decision shall indicate who is the recipient of the funds and that the receiver is responsible for ensuring that the funds are used in accordance with the conditions imposed.
If the activity that received funding does not meet the requirements, the Research Council may decide that funds should no longer be paid. An indication of this should be included in the Council's decision to grant funds. Regulation (2015:550).
section 11 of the head of Council shall, after consultation with the scientific and
the authorities who administer the funds allocated by the Council,
1. the information to be submitted upon application for funds,
2. terms and conditions for disposition and accounting of funds, and
3. on the obligation of the recipient to be formed shall submit a
description of the activities for which the funds relate.
Caseload management, etc.
section 12 of the Graduate Council matters will be determined after the presentation.
section 13/expires U: 2015-10-01/
The Research Council is beslutsfört when the President or vice
the Chairperson and at least half of the other members is
at present. When matters of great importance are dealt with, all
Members must be present.
Deputies have the right to attend the Graduate Council
meetings and participate in the deliberations. A replacement may
participate in the decisions taken at the meeting only if
the Deputy will be present in a member's place.
section 13/entry into force: 2015-10-01/
The Research Council is beslutsfört when the President or the Vice-President and at least half of the other members are present. When matters of great importance are dealt with should all directors be present. Regulation (2015:550).
section 14 If a case is so urgent that the Council does not
time to meet to deal with it, get the case settled
1. through contacts between the Chairman and the other
2. by the President alone, relating to a proceeding pursuant to 1 is not
appropriate or hinns.
A decision in a case that is decided by the President alone,
be notified next time Research Council meets.
section 15 of the doctoral Council may decide a particular case that does not
need to be considered by the Graduate Council shall be decided by the President, a
official or a consultative or advisory bodies.
section 16 of the Research Council shall report its activities for
the head of Government but is independently responsible for the decision
taken under paragraph 6.
section 17 of the Authority the Manager is accountable to the Government for
Research Council awarded money and resources for the rest of their
activities and operations are conducted
lawfully and effectively as well as to the reported
in a reliable way.
Positions and assignments
section 18 the Director General is the head of Government.
§ 19/expires U: 2015-10-01/
Research Council Chairman and 11 other members and
their deputies are appointed for a term of three years. None of the
them may be appointed for more than two terms in succession.
Seven of the members and their alternates appointed in accordance with
Regulation (2012:520) where the electoral Assembly at research councils
and the subject of advice. The Government appoints the Chairman and four other
members and their alternates.
In the event of vacancy of a member or alternate appointed
through the electoral process, appoints the Government for remaining
part of the term of a new Member or Deputy member since
proposal by the Research Council. Regulation (2012:522).
the entry into force of section 19 of/in: 2015-10-01/
Research Council Chairman and 11 other members appointed for a term of three years. None of them may be appointed for more than two terms in succession.
Seven of the members appointed pursuant to the Regulation (2012:520) where the electoral Assembly at research councils and advice. The Government appoints the Chairman and four other members.
In the event of vacancy of a member who is appointed by the electoral procedure, appoints the Government for remaining part of the term of a new Member after a proposal by the Research Council.
section 20 of the Principal Secretary is appointed by the head of Government after
proposal by the Research Council. The total period of employment
exceed six years only if there are special reasons.
section 21 Within Shaped, there shall be a staff disciplinary board.
section 22 is shaped to apply staff representatives Ordinance
paragraph 23 of 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions
If an appeal to the administrative court. Other decisions
than Research Council decision under paragraph 10(2) shall not
subject to appeal.
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2010, when
Ordinance (2007:1059) with instruction for the Swedish Research Council
for environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning shall cease
2. with the support of the older regulations has been appointed
Member or Deputy member until 31 december 2009
remains as a member or substitute member of the Research Council to its
a new Research Council has designated, but
March 31, 2010. Regulation (2009:1276).
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