In order to map research needs, stimulate academic research and facilitate the exchange of information, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) has established so-called sector committees.
These groups consist of researchers from disciplines significant to the field in question, as well as of representatives for important social interests in these contexts. The operations can be described as qualified research preparation.
In general, the groups work for a number of years before being phased out. There are currently three operational sector committees. The Sector Committee for Research on Civil Society was established in 2003. The following year, a Sector Committee for Public Economics, Management and Leadership was established. Finally, in 2006, a Sector Committee for Research on Premodernity was established.