RSO - Research Support Office

RSO is responsible for providing research support for:
• Internal and external funding • Corporate collaborations
• Ethics applications • Clinical studies
• Data management and research documentation
• Regulatory compliance for EU and NIH-projects
• Systems associated with the research process implementation


RSO is divided into 4 units:

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GO - Grants Office

  • Funding sources
  • Current funding calls
  • KI internal funding support
  • External pre-award support:
    • Swedish & Nordic funding
    • European funding
    • US and other international funding
  • Training on internal processes for larger applications
  • Coordination and signature of grant and other agreements
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GMO - Grants Management Office

From 2023 financial management is handled by the departments.

GMO's work includes:

  • Support to officers at the departments
  • Preparation and updates of templates and tools
  • Review of time sheets and financial reports (Quality Assurance, QA)
  • Audit coordinations
  • Projects coordinated by KI (not ERC)
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CDO - Compliance & Data Office

  • Research documentation 
  • Data and information management
  • Laws and regulations for externally funded projects, "non-financial compliance"
  • Clinical trials, ethics and personal data management
  • ELN - Electronic Logbook
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EEO - External Engagement Office

  • Long-term partnerships with industry
  • Support for managing collaborative research, contracts and intellectual property rights
  • Career Service for PhD students, postdocs and researchers
  • Impact: mentorship programmes, inspirational activities and support to help researchers achieve impact
  • EIT Health - operational and strategic initiatives for new projects in education, innovation and business development

Head of RSO

Björn Kull leads both RSO and GO, teams of experienced staff specialised in research and administration, scientific writing, communication and knowledge of the EU and other international and national funding bodies.

Together with the head of a department Björn Kull makes decisions for:

  • Applications to the EU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other foreign donors
  • Funding agreements with these contributors
  • Cooperation agreements with other grant recipients, possible additions and changes to existing applications and agreements
  • Related reports and system registrations for these contributors

Feel free to contact Björn Kull if you have any suggestions or feedback about the research support organisation. For other specific questions, see available support functions at the respective web pages above.

Björn Kull

Head of Research Support Office (RSO) and Grants Office (GO)

Heads of units

Rikard Lingström

Head of Grants Management Office (GMO)

Cecilia Martinsson Björkdahl

Head of Compliance & Data Office (CDO)

Richard Cowburn

Head of External Engagement Office (EEO)

Other roles at RSO

Kseniya Hartvigsson

Content Developer. I work with communication development, visualisation, film production, web structure and design.

Jonas Molander

Senior project manager. I'm responsible for implementing the Research Information Management Strategy (RIMS project).

Stockholm Trio in Brussels

Represents Stockholm trio (KI, KTH, SU) in Brussels regarding research, innovation and education.

Dan Andrée

Senior Advisor, EU R&I Policy

Department: UF Central Administration

Address in Brussels: c/o Stockholm Region EU Office Avenue Marnix 28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Sanna Sjöblom

EU R&I Policy

Organisatorisk tillhörighet: Grants Office (GO)

Adress i Bryssel: c/o Stockholm Region EU Office, Avenue Marnix 28, 1000 Bryssel, Belgien

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Nobels väg 15A, Solna