The Swedish Research Council (VR) is developing a national web site for researchers who want information about and access to register data for research purposes. Among other things the site will contain advise and information about registers, how to apply for data for research purposes and in-depth information on relevant legislation. The new portal is a further development of the web site www.registerforskning.se which was established via the SIMSAM-INFRA project (funded by VR). From the beginning of 2016 the web address will belong to VR and during late spring 2016 a pilot version of the new portal will be launched.
VR is also developing an application providing in-depth information about the registers at metadata level with the possibility to search and match metadata within and between registers.