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E-mail: lupop [at] ed [dot] lu [dot] se

Project manager: Associate professor Anna Axmon

Director: Professor Jonas Björk

Upcoming seminars

March 14, 2018. 13:00-16.00
Register studies
Register use in the social sciences - combining modern data with the historical record (Professor Kirk Scott)
Ageing with intellectual disability – a study based on six national registers (Professor Gerd Ahlström and Dr Magnus Sandberg )

April (exact date to be decided)
Population based cohorts and biobanks

May 30, 2018. 13:00-16:00
Geographical population studies
Speakers: Karin Larsson (Centre for Geographical Information Systems), Ebba Malmqvist and Anna Oudin (Occupational and Environmental Medicine)


The LUPOP project was initiated in 2017 in order to promote and strengthen research using individual-level data linked with registers. LUPOP is an open resource available for all researchers at Lund University, irrespective of faculty. LUPOP has three aims: To provide study support to researchers at Lund University, to facilitate data storage and sharing, and to spread information regarding population based research to employees, students, media, and the public.


Cohort: a closed group of individuals included in a scientific study. Extensive researcher-generated data are often collected for cohorts at enrolment, which are then followed longitudinally with respect to disease or other outcomes.

Population: a group of individuals that is dynamic (open) in the sense it gains and loses members over time, e.g. all inhabitants of a given country or city. In Statistics, the term "target population" is the whole collection of individuals (the “universe”) that is the target for the statistical inference and from which a sample may be drawn.

Register: A digital collection of data typically collected for administrative purposes on individuals for a given population, e.g. all inhabitants of a given country, all individuals that have become ill in a certain disease, all visits to a given hospital.

lupop [at] ed [dot] lu [dot] se

Project manager
Associate professor anna [dot] axmon [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna Axmon)

Professor jonas [dot] bjork [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Jonas Björk)