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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

SUNDEM workshop “New Developments in Register-based Education Research” 20 April in Stockholm

Research conference of the Swedish National Quality Registries 23 May – registration deadline 18 April

NordForsk call for proposals: Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research

Sven Drefahl new lecturer in Demography

New report on Nordic biobanks and registers

NordForsk funding of NOK 67 million to seven register-based research projects

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.

A short film describing the value of registers for research purposes can be accessed by clicking on the image below (interviews with Hans-Olov Adami and Juleen Zierath).



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.