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Vacancies at “Life Course Epidemiology” 4,5 ECTS in Gothenburg, starting 10 October

5 ECTS Course on Global Occupational Health in Lund – deadline 6 July

Funding for Nordic Register-based Research Projects

VR has launched a test version of the metadata tool RUT

Reminder: Welcome to the open national SIMSAM meeting 2016 in Norrköping 12-13 October!

SIMSAM MEB Family Design publications describing advanced methods for performing register-based research

International Seminar (course + workshop) on Causal Mediation Analysis in Health and Work in Germany 26-29 Sept 2016

Vacant doctoral position in social epidemiolgy at KI – application deadline 18 May

Vacancy at KI: programmer/course developer – application deadline 19 May

Government statement: intention to continue financial support of national quality registries after 2016

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.