News posts

SIMSAM supplement in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health: Practical and methodological issues in register-based research
2017/07/12

Short, illustrative film “The benefits of using Nordic population registers for research purposes” developed by SINGS
2017/06/22

Report suggesting new regulations on processing of personal data for research purposes
2017/06/09

”Forskardagen 2017 – konferensen för registerforskning”, 3 October in Stockholm (early bird registration fee before 25 June)
2017/06/01

Seminar “Analysis of Genome, Exposome and Phenome data” by Prof. Xihong Lin (Harvard, US) at KI 29 May
2017/05/24

15 May – new abstract submission deadline for NordicEpi 2017 13-15 Sept!
2017/05/09

Open house for researchers who order data from the National Board of Health and Welfare, 16 June in Stockholm
2017/05/08

“Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility” – Plenary talk by Timothy Lash at KI 11 May
2017/05/04

SUNDEM workshop “New Developments in Register-based Education Research” 20 April in Stockholm
2017/04/18

Research conference of the Swedish National Quality Registries 23 May – registration deadline 18 April
2017/04/07

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.