Research Centers for Clinical Care (FKB) are funded by the Research Council of Norway and aim to improve the treatment of Norwegian patients through excellent research. The primary research tasks of the center are to conduct clinical trials. The centers will also contribute to the transfer of basic discoveries to clinical application, increase national and international collaboration, and train competent clinicians and clinical researchers. The centers are eligible for funding from the Research Council for up to eight years (5 + 3 years). The maximum grant is NOK 160 million. In addition to this, the research center provides its own funding equivalent to the grants received.