The Swedish Research Council (VR) has been assigned by the Government to improve the prerequisites for scientists to use register data. A new internal VR project has been initiated and reference group has been formed. Furthermore, a Register Data Board will be established during the late fall of 2013. Related to this, the new web page www.registerforskning.se provides information about registers and biobanks which can be used for research. www.registerforskning.se will eventually be linked to VR’s digital ecosystem for research infrastructure.