Course – 14-16th November 2018: Using nationwide register data

The second course of the IDEAR Early Career Training Programme will take place in Stockholm, at the Karolinska Institutet, 14-16 November 2018. It will run over three intensive days, including Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We will start at 8:30 am on Wednesday, meaning that you will need to arrive in Stockholm on Tuesday 13 November.

This course will introduce participants to the types of register data available in different countries, how to work with them and what the pros and cons are of this sort of data. We will also handle statistical challenges of data on sickness absence, return to work, disability pension and old-age pension.


  • Kristina Alexanderson (KA), professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Emilie Friberg, PhD, researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Ellenor Mittendorfer Rutz, PhD, ass prof
  • Kerstin Nilsson, statistician
  • Magnus Stenbeck, PhD, ass prof
  • Pia Svedberg, PhD, ass prof, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Others to be confirmed.

Course management group

Target group

Junior members of the IDEAR network, included in the Early Career Training Program. You do not need to have worked with register data before, rather, the training school is to inspire such work and to get a better understanding of how results from such studies can be interpreted.


Karolinska Institutet, Campus Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.


All have read six studies based on register data before the course– they will be sent to registered participants ten days before course starts.

Participants need to arrive in Stockholm Tuesday 13 November, as we start early on Wednesday morning (8:30 am).

Aims of the Training school are to help young researchers to develop competence regarding use of registers in aging research and to interpret such results. Another aim is to promote networking and collaborations between junior researchers in this research area. This means that we encourage the participants to also participate in the following training courses that will be arranged by IDEAR.


ASAP to Emilie Friberg

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