New Research Building and Education Facilities
A completely new research building, new research center, and new educational facilities for Karolinska University Hospital in Solna provides greater opportunities and better conditions for clinical research and education.
Karolinska's newly built research center became operational during 2018 and now it is a central research hub that gathers over 100 research groups within a geographical area. The building is connected to the hospital, laboratory, laboratory quarter and Karolinska Institute's new research center, the Biomedicum, as well as the KI Campus, in general.
The research center, for the most part, house research laboratories designed to promote collaboration in healthcare while simultaneously supporting interaction between research groups. Teaching facilities and clinical training centers are also concentrated in the building.
The allocation is based on a thematic division of the research groups within six themes that transverse institution and clinic. These themes are: Children's Health-Reproduction- Women's Health, Cancer, Endocrinology-Diabetes, Inflammation-Immunology-Infection and Cardiovascular-Respiration as well as Neuroscience.
Operation startup and move
The operation startup and move have began under the joint direction of Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute. The operations that moved into the new research center primarily received support from two projects, the FoU program and the operation startup project.
The FoU program handled such things as allocation (placements in the building), equipment purchases and future building flows. The operation startup project devised the plan for the actual move. An operation startup program was presented during 2016 and the last major move into the building took place at the end of 2018.
Patient centered FoU
Facilities for research and education are well integrated into clinical operations. Patient centered research and education are based on patient participation of one kind or another. The program office for the New Karolinska, Karolinska Institute and the operations have closely collaborated since 2012 on which areas are patient centered.