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About this website

FOI.SE is the official website of the Swedish Defence Research Agency – FOI. This is where you can find information about our activities and organisation, and how to contact us. You can also search for content and job vacancies as well as download and order reports.

FOI.SE primarily contains news and descriptions of our activities and organisation. Click Research to find information about our research areas.

More detailed information about our research can be found in our reports. There is a specific search page for reports. Reports that are available in pdf can be downloaded to your computer. It is also possible to order printed reports via our report summary page (under construction).

Are you interested in our courses or conferences? Stay tuned: soon you will be able to register directly on the website.

All of our news is collected under News and Pressroom, where you can also read about the different ways to follow us, for example via RSS, social media, or, if you are a journalist, Mynewsdesk.

Contact information for FOI’s headquarters and other research centres is available at the bottom of every web page. It can also be found on each centre’s website, along with maps and route descriptions.

More options for navigating and getting an overview of the website’s various pages (in addition to the main search function and exploring the structure) include:

The protection of natural persons in the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. FOI has adopted this privacy policy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation*.

Processing of personal data on foi.se

When you visit foi.se, your personal data may be processed when you:

  • apply for a job
  • register for one of FOI’s newsletters
  • order reports
  • register for one of our instruction programmes, courses, or seminars, in our areas of competence, or seek to rent any of FOI’s lab or research resources

Cookies are used on foi.se and statistics about your visit are collected to provide you an optimum website experience. Read more about cookies and statistics.

All processing of personal data is done in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more about GDPR.

The protection of physical persons in the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. FOI has adopted this privacy policy in accordance the GDPR.


The basis for FOI’s personal data processing

FOI is a government authority whose core activity is research, including method and technology development, as well as performing studies for total defence and in support of disarmament, non-proliferation, and international security. FOI processes personal data relating to employee contracts, principals that commission services, suppliers, FOI’s core acitivities, and people who visit FOI’s website or otherwise contact the authority.

FOI is the controller for the processing of personal data that occurs as a part of FOI’s activities. ‘Processing of personal data’ means any form of operation performed on personal data, for example: collection, recording, organisation, storage, adaptation, alteration, dissemination, erasure, or destruction.

FOI only collects information that is necessary to fulfil its duties. FOI handles personal data in an adequate, legal, correct, and open manner. Personal data shall be correct and updated where necessary. FOI takes all reasonable steps to ensure that personal data that are incorrect with regard to the purposes for which they are processed are erased or rectified without delay.

FOI retains personal data for as long as is required for the fulfilment of its duties as an authority. FOI takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal data from unauthorised access, as well as from dissemination, alteration, and destruction.

The data subject has the right to receive information about which personal data FOI is collecting about them, and to request rectification of inaccurate personal data, or restriction of processing. All documents, including personal data, submitted to the authority become public documents that may be disclosed according to the principle of public access to official documents.

*REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data; and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).