The six regional nodes – one at each healthcare region – work to improve the prerequisites for conducting clinical studies and for increasing the quality of the studies.
Clinical Studies Sweden is a collaboration between Sweden’s six healthcare regions via regional nodes, funded and supported by the Swedish Research Council. The collaboration aims to strengthen the preconditions for conducting clinical studies. Finding solutions to joint national challenges is an important part of the collaboration. Ann Tronde works as Regional Node Coordinator at Forum South, one of the six nodes.
SNAKS is a network involving all women’s clinics in Sweden, and wants to improve the opportunities to conduct clinical multi-centre studies of high quality. Verena Sengpiel, consultant at the Women’s Clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and docent at the University of Gothenburg, is one of the initiators and a member of SNAKS’ steering group.
Ulrika Sandén is an author and researcher in innovation technology at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University. Through of her own experiences of illness and a comprehensive rehabilitation journey, she is now working on various research projects together with public agencies, healthcare personnel, and patient and healthcare organisations to improve and develop the cancer care of the future.