Your research projects on

The research project page type is used to present a research project or a PhD project. All employees who are members of the research project can edit the text on the page.

Links to the project page can be displayed on your department's page, a personal page or equivalent if the page has been "tagged" using for instance organisation ID and employee names. The page is also shown in relevant lists on

How to edit the text on the page:

Enter the edit mode by going to your project page and logging in. The login can be found in the header of the page marked Login > Edit. Log in using your Umu-id. Then click the button "Edit page" in the middle of the page.

How to start a new research project page:

The information owner (informationsägare) of the intended page, usually the head of research or the doctoral student in a PhD project, fills in the relevant information in the template document found below. Once the document is complete, submit it to the web editor (webbredaktör) at the department or equivalent. Here is a list of the web editors for all departments.

Template for web presentation of research project (Swedish version)
Template for web presentation of research project (English version)

The web editor is responsible for publishing the project page. When the page has been published, all listed members can edit the text themselves.

Information needed about the project

  • Headline
  • Preamble (max 500 characters, including spaces)
  • Summary (max 600 characters, including spaces)
  • Research project description (max 2000 characters, including spaces)
  • Funding body
  • Onset and end date
  • The name of the head of research/project leader (in a PhD project, this role should be marked "Doctoral student").
  • Name of project members (both employees at Umeå University and external parties)

Not least for accessibility reasons, Swedish text may not be published on the English pages of, or English text on Swedish pages. Exceptions are made for headlines and names.

Do not make the project description too long and be sure to use subheadings to help the reader.

Selectable additions on the project page

Web editors can add additional content to the project page, for instance a header image, other images or a film can be added to the description.

The web editor can also add related reading about members of the project or other projects at the bottom of the page. This could also be articles, portraits, news items or links to other projects or external collaborative partner web sites.

When not to use a project page

Please note that research groups and research infrastructures use other page types since research content can then be displayed in a structured manner on

Examples of using the research project page type

Prerequisites for young managers: Leadership towards a good work environment and healthy workers
Aquatic environments at risk of developing pathogenic bacteria (PhD project)
DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton


Definition of a research project on

  • The project has a head of research with an official leadership role.
  • The project has a clear purpose.
  • The project has set resources and a budget.
  • The project is carried out during a limited period.
  • The majority of project members are employed by or affiliated to Umeå University.
Jonas Mattebo