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SIMSAM UGIR participation at the 21st International Epidemiological Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE2017)

Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017

SIMSAM supplement in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health: Practical and methodological issues in register-based research

Short, illustrative film “The benefits of using Nordic population registers for research purposes” developed by SINGS

Report suggesting new regulations on processing of personal data for research purposes

”Forskardagen 2017 – konferensen för registerforskning”, 3 October in Stockholm (early bird registration fee before 25 June)

Seminar “Analysis of Genome, Exposome and Phenome data” by Prof. Xihong Lin (Harvard, US) at KI 29 May

15 May – new abstract submission deadline for NordicEpi 2017 13-15 Sept!

Open house for researchers who order data from the National Board of Health and Welfare, 16 June in Stockholm

“Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility” – Plenary talk by Timothy Lash at KI 11 May

SIMSAM is short for ”Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social And Medical Sciences”, an initiative supported by the Swedish Research Council. By giving priority to interdisciplinary, innovative register-based research, SIMSAM will contribute to better public health and increased knowledge of social issues – such as which factors in childhood result in increased risk for obesity or cancer later in life. The initiative also aims to promote improved and expanded use of registers in research and to share lessons learned. The SIMSAM network of 2014-2018 consists of six research nodes and one graduate school (SINGS).

A short, illustrative film "The benefits of using Nordic population registers for research purposes", developed by SINGS, can be accessed by clicking on the image below.



An information booklet on the importance and benefits of register-based research was produced under the management of SIMSAM-INFRA in April 2013. It contains examples of SIMSAM’s accomplishments and ongoing work in order to improve health and living conditions for the popula­tion by using existing Swed­ish registers. The booklet is meant to be informative for policy makers and the general public and perhaps it will also encourage increased scientific collaboration.