The issue of “Clinical Research” has been the focus for several studies financed by the SIAR Foundation during the last two years or so. The most recent on the topic – “Combining R&D and strategic consulting – a success or failure factor?” – was reported in November 2013. The major part of the study, which covers such organisations as Service Management Group (SMG), Monitor and SIAR Planning, has been done by Econ. Dr. Tommy Bergqvist. The project has now been extended and working seminars will be arranged in Lund, Helsinki and Stockholm during 2104 before the research is finalized.