News posts

SUDA/SUNDEM at Italian Population Days 2017

First Annual EpiDem PhD Conference, Skåne, 5-6 April

NordForsk preannouncement: upcoming call for Nordic graduate education courses within register-based research

Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 4-17 June 2017 in Treviso, Italy

The Swedish Government proposes further investments in biobanks and register-based research

EPI Seminars by Bianca De Stavola (UK) and Gita Mishra (Australia) 8 December at KI

Juho Härkönen Promoted to Professor

Save the date: NordicEpi 2017, 13-15 September in Lund!

Invitation to SINGS Event at KI 8 December – registration deadline 23 Nov at 1 pm

PopFest 2017: The 25th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference, 31 May-2 June 2017 in Stockholm

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.