The potential of this register based platform of Nordic Life course can in itself provide an number of a unique insights. Because all data are linked by unique but encrypted identifiers data from surveys, patient files, quantified self data as well as biological data can potentially be linked.
Life course data from Finland, Sweden and Denmark has been brought together to form a core data resource. We have linked data from ad hoc cohorts. This allows the study of infrequent exposures and outcomes, advanced designs such as sibling and twin studies, and natural experiment designs. Trajectories of health, welfare, education and social development of more than 7 million persons can be followed up to 30 years.
The core value creation focus of this initiative is to provide citizens the best knowledge to support that they obtain the highest level of physical and mental health throughout the course of their life. Our ambition is to contribute with epidemiology research at the highest international level but further to provide citizens and society with new meaningful knowledge and impact