“Obviously this is a difficult situation for me, both as Vice-Chancellor and as a researcher. Public confidence in research and researchers is of the utmost importance and for this reason I want to be completely open about the fact that a complaint has been made,” says Anders Hagfeldt.

The National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct is a national government authority under the Ministry of Education and Research established in 2020 to investigate research misconduct.

“I note that this is a matter of a complaint that has been made. The National Board will now consider whether there is any reason to take up the complaint for examination. The Vice-Chancellor continues to enjoy my full confidence and I have informed the University Board. At the present time, I have no further comment on the matter,” says Anne Ramberg, chair of Uppsala University’s University Board.