Council for Register Data

The Council for Register Data advises the Swedish Research Council on policy issues related to register-based research. The members of the Council represent the large register data owners and the research community.

Contributes with knowledge and advice

The Council for Register Data supports the Swedish Research Council in the work of improving the prerequisites for researchers to use data from registers in their research.

For example, the Council has the mandate of

  • supporting us in our work to develop principles and systems that improve access to registers for research by coordinating data
  • contributing to long-term strategic activities that strengthen Swedish register-based research
  • providing support to the work on harmonising metadata at Nordic, European and international levels.

Composition of the Council for Register Data

The Council for Register Data has 12 members appointed by the Swedish Research Council. The members represent the big register data owners and the scientific community at top management level.

Members

Name

Title

Organisation

Sven Stafström (Chair)

Director General

Swedish Research Council

Peter Allebeck

Secretary General

Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Karin Almgren

Chair

Central Ethical Review Board

Kjell Asplund

Professor Emeritus

Register researcher in Health/Epidemiology

Umeå University

Anders Brändström

Chair

Swedish National Data Service, SND

Sonja Eaker Fält

The review panel

Director General of the Swedish Data Protection Authority

Biobank Sweden

Lena Lindgren Schelin

Director General

Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY)

Mats G Karlsson

Steering Committee

Biobank Sweden

Jack Lysholm

Research Strategist

Swedish National Quality Registers

Joakim Stymne

Director General

Statistics Sweden

Olivia Wigzell

Director General

Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

Rune Åberg

Professor Emeritus

Register researcher in social sciences

Umeå University

Eva Åkesson

Vice-Chancellor

Uppsala University


PublISHED ON 01 June 2018

UpDATED ON 07 January 2021

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Contact

Register-based research

registerforskning@vr.se

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