2011-04-05 Nordic register-based research

Register-based research in the Nordic Countries – possibilities and practices

The vast registers in the Nordic countries have been called a gold mine for researchers. The way this valuable data is made available for researchers differ to some extent between the different Nordic countries. In this seminar Finnish researchers are invited to hear what has been done in the other Nordic countries to improve the possibilities for researchers to obtain register data and find out what kind of data is available to their Nordic colleagues.  The Finnish contributions will include a proposition for a system for remote access of register data and an overview of possibilities for Nordic collaboration within register research.

Time: Tuesday April 5th, 2011 at 10.00 – 16.15
Place: Auditorium of the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Lintulahdenkuja 4, Helsinki, Finland

9:30  COFFEE

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

  • Irma-Leena Notkola ,  Head, Finnish Information Center for Register Research- ReTki

10:05 – 10:25  Iniatives and actions conserning register data in Finland

  •  Kimmo Koivunen, Development manager, IT Center for Science – CSC

10:25 – 10:45  The MIDRAS (Micro Data Remote Access System) project in Finland

  • Marianne Johnson, Senior planner, Finnish Information Center for Register Research- ReTki

Session 1

How register data is made available for research

  • Chair Irma-Leena Notkola, ReTki

10:45 -11:15 Researchers access to micro-data in Statistics Denmark, Ivan Thaulow, Head of Research Services, Statistics Denmark

11:15 – 11:45 How Norway makes valuable registers available for research, Vigdis Kvalheim, Associate Director, Norwegian Social Science Data Servises

11: 45 – 12:15 Sweden, Magnus Stenbeck, Director DISC, Swedish Research Council

Session 2

What kind of data have researchers been able to get and what kind of research can be conducted

  • Chair Juha Haataja, CSC

13:15 – 13:45 What kind of data have researchers been able to get and what kind of research can be conducted in Denmark, Professor Elsebeth Lynge, University of Copenhagen

13:45 – 14:15 Health registries for research in Norway: examples and challenges,Professor Stein Emil Vollset, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and University of Bergen

14:15 – 14:45 COFFEE

14:45 – 15:15 Swedish register-based research in the social sciences – A practitioner’s view, Ph.D Martin Hällsten, University of Stockholm

15:15 -15:45 Possibilities for joint Nordic research projects within register-based research.

Professor Mika Gissler, Nordic School of Public Health and THL

15:45 – 16:15 Discussion

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