Long-term funding needed

The LifeGene project is a long-term project. The costs for 2007-2009 which include carrying through pilot studies and 2010-2014 establishment of the cohort are being calculated.

The main cost for the LifeGene project will be collection, handling and storage of the biological samples. There will be additional costs for analyses performed within the project. IT-based techniques for data collection have been developed, tested and validated and costs for additional development can be kept low. Administrative staff and tools to support the study will be needed.

Through the current campaign "Breakthroughs for Life" the Karolinska Institutet Development Office is actively working to build strong, long-term relationships with private individuals, companies, foundations and organizations with the interest and commitment to support the research at Karolinska Institutet. LifeGene is one of the prioritized research projects for which funding is sought. For LifeGene, the major funding is presumed to be obtained from a combination of foundations, individuals and companies as well as the government. This is in addition to support from Karolinska Institutet.

Startup funding has been received from Karolinska Institutet, the Stockholm County Council and the Swedish Research Council. This funding is mainly used for workshops and administration.

In February 2008, LifeGene received from the Torsten and Ragnar Söderbergs foundation and AFA Försäkringar a total of up to 95 million Swedish crowns. This means that LifeGene is leaving the visionary phase and turning into a viable and active research project.





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