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Support in the research process


Finding funding via Pivot-RP

Using Pivot-RP you can search for research funding opportunities in all scientific fields, from both national and international sources. You can also search for funding to participate in research conferences, and for post-doc funding. In addition, Pivot-RP lets you:

  • receive emails on current calls; 
  • save your application profiles; 
  • save interesting calls; 
  • share information with your colleagues.

Log in to Pivot-RP 

To log in and create a profile

You can either log in using your university assigned e-mail address and a password of your own choosing, or by first selecting Lund University from the pull-down menu and then logging in using your Lucat-ID. 

You can use Pivot-RP straight away without creating a personal profile. However, a profile is needed in order to save searches and set up e-mail alerts on relevant funding opportunities. 

As Pivot-RP is connected to Lund’s Research Portal, you as a researcher should already have a profile in place. You access this profile by claiming it when you are encouraged to do so. It is also possible to create a personal profile manually with your university e-mail address.

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 Records Management Division

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.

Read more about research ethics and deviations from good research practice

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

In Kompetensportalen you will find an online course in overhead and indirect costs. The course is available in Swedish and English:

Vad är ”overhead” och hur fungerar det? 

What is ”overhead” and how does it work?

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 research utilization

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.

Contact your organization's HR function for general information on appointing staff.

Contact Research Services for information about appointing staff for EU projects

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

Financial follow-up and reporting

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.

The Finance Division has produced guides for the financial reports in Raindance and Kuben. These are available on the Finance Pages:

More information on the Finance Pages (in Swedish)

In the follow-up tool Kuben there is a project dashboard for financial follow-up of projects and project reports adapted to the reporting templates of our largest funders. It includes a template in English. Find the project dashboard and the customised project reports in Swedish under “Ekonomi” in Kuben. The English project report can be found directly on the landing page.

Read more about Kuben and how to log in


Research Services
Visiting address

Medicon Village
Scheeletorget 1
223 63 LUND

Postal address
Lund University
Research Services
Box 117
221 00 LUND

Contact information on Research Services blog