Workshop on sharing experiences in register based research – Gothenburg March 2, 2015

A workshop, organized by SIMSAM-INFRA in collaboration with the Swedish National Data Service (SND), focusing on sharing experiences in register based research will be held March 2, 2015 12.30-1700 (including lunch) at Wallenberg Konferens, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg

Have you ever needed advice on how to prepare your data for research? Have you ever asked an experienced programmer/researcher about known errors and problems with a specific register? Or worse, did you discover the data errors after you ran your analysis and wrote your paper? Have you been delayed by the long and tedious process of first obtaining all the permissions, then getting the data from the data holder, then putting down months in preparing the data for analysis? How do you check that the right data has been delivered? How do you clean for erroneous values in variables? How do you merge data to construct a dataset for analysis? Are “employed” and/or “date of diagnosis” defined differently in different registers? Is the coding of “sex” the same in different registers? How do you construct new variables adapted to special types of research problems?

Link to additional information about the workshop

The workshop is open to researchers within and outside SIMSAM who are using Swedish registers. It is free of charge, limited number of participants.

Register at the latest by February 20 by sending an email to

The workshop is organized as a pre-conference to open national SIMSAM meeting “Social Stratification and Health” which is held on March 3 in Gothenburg and organized by the SIMSAM node GOCARTs.