Swedish Cohort Consortium
Sweden is a country with unique opportunities for epidemiological research. It has a large number of carefully collected population-based cohorts that have been followed for decades, and ongoing recruitment into several world-leading cohorts. Sweden also has a large variety of high-quality mandatory national sociodemographic and medical registries, covering the whole population since many decades. These provide a basis for harmonized collection of a multitude of important outcomes with minimal loss to follow-up in all Swedish cohorts. Hence, also uncommon events and exposures are accessible for study in Sweden today using collaborative strategies.
The Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se) aims to coordinate all Swedish prospective population-based cohorts in a national infrastructure, thereby improving the reliability, quality and accessibility of valuable cohorts, for better-powered research with higher value to patients and populations.
Sundström J, Björkelund C, Giedraitis V, Hansson P-O, Högman M, Janson C, Koupil I, Kristenson M, Trolle Lagerros Y, Leppert J, Lind L, Lissner L, Johansson I, Ludvigsson JF, Nilsson PM, Olsson H, Pedersen NL, Rosenblad A, Rosengren A, Sandin S, Snäckerström T, Stenbeck M, Söderberg S, Weiderpass E, Wanhainen A, Wennberg P, Fortier I, Heller S, Storgärds M, Svennblad B. Rationale for a Swedish cohort consortium. Ups J Med Sci. 2019;124(1):21-28. PUBMED 30618330
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