Evaluation of the MONA system

The MONA (Microdata Online Access) system is Statistics Sweden´s (SCB) standard tool to make microdata available for research and statistical purposes. MONA was put into operation in 2004. Since 2006, parts of MONA development and all access costs for researchers have been covered by the Swedish Research Council (VR) in order to provide researchers in Sweden with well documented and quality assured register data efficiently and at lower costs.

In 2013 VR got the government’s commission to improve the accessibility to and facilitate the use of register data for research purposes. The objective of the current evaluation is twofold: to assess the value of VR´s investments so far in the MONA system and to assess the possibilities of coordination of register data for research purposes between SCB and NBHW. A Nordic expert panel has been appointed to perform the evaluation. The panel has based its assessment upon self-evaluations by SCB and NBHW, user surveys and hearings with representatives from SCB and NBHW, and with researchers using register data.


  1. Prominent international researchers enhance Swedish research environments

    The research environments that received funding under the Swedish Research Council’s ten-year investment in strong research environments have reached their midterm point. A successful initiative that fulfils the goals in the opinion of an internation...

  2. Implementation of the grant for international recruitment of leading researchers
  3. Clinical studies during the pandemic – better coordination and more time for research are needed

    Ensure that clinically active personnel have more time for research, and create financial incentives that promote infrastructure, competence provision and national coordination in clinical research. These are some of the Swedish Research Council’s ei...