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Support in the research process


Finding funding

In the Research Professional database, you can search for calls for proposals in different fields and from funding bodies around the world.

More information about Research Professional

See the lists below for more details of research funding bodies.

Agreements, legal issues, document registration and archiving

The Legal Division can provide help with different types of research contract. Information about document registration and archiving is available from the Registrar. 

More information about legal issues, documents and administrative procedures

Writing an application

Some funding bodies require applications for research funding to be processed centrally by Research Services. This is the case for some Swedish funding bodies, American federal research funding bodies and most applications within the EU framework programmes. 


The University Library’s support activities for scholarly communication cover various parts of the scholarly publishing process.

Ethical considerations

On the Lund University research ethics website, you will find information about ethical review, informed consent, managing personal data, biobank research, animal experiments and research misconduct.

Research ethics website

Research impact beyond academia

Here is a guide to help you prepare for an impact evaluation. The guide will help you understand concepts such as the route to impact and impact case study.

Project costing and reporting

Help with project costing is available from your department or faculty finance officer, both for applications and final reporting.

Templates and guides for project costing can be found on the Finance Pages. Research Services can provide assistance with project costing and reporting for EU funding.

Finance Pages on project costing and project reporting (in Swedish)

Contact Research Services (PDF 61 kB, opens in new window) 

Sunet Survey – a survey tool

Sunet Survey is a survey tool used at Lund University for online surveys within quality assurance and research. 

More information about Sunet Survey

Log into Sunet Survey

Research communication

Contact a department or faculty communications officer for help writing a communication plan or disseminating your research findings.

Risk management

Risk management can help you prioritise better and take informed decisions.

More information about risk analysis and risk management

Innovation and commercialisation

The lawyers at LU Innovation can help you with patents and commercialisation matters. 

More information about patents and commercialisation from LU Innovation

Appointing staff

If you are going to employ someone for your research project, an HR specialist at your department or faculty will be able to help you. There are specific rules on reporting hours for employment within EU projects. General information about appointing staff is available from Human Resources and on the HR pages. 

Contact Research Services for information about appointing staff for EU projects

More information on HR-webben (in Swedish)

Purchasing and procurement

Purchases are to be made by calling off/ordering from an existing agreement. If there is no agreement in place, you can carry out a tender.

More information about purchasing and procurement


The reporting requirements for research funding vary between funding bodies and types of project. The requirements are usually stated in the contract and/or on the funding body’s website.

For internal reporting, the Finance Division has produced a number of handbooks.

More information on the Finance Pages (in Swedish)

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Research Services

Visiting address
Byrålogen, 1st floor
Paradisgatan 5C
Internal mailing code 31

Postal address
Research Services
Lund University
Box 117
221 00 LUND

Contact Research Services

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

Site manager: staffpages [at] lu [dot] se

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