Welcome to SIMPLER!

A research infrastructure for a healthy life - Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-Based Life-Course and Environmental Research

SIMPLER - A research infrastructure for a healthy life

Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-based Life-course and Environmental Research - SIMPLER

The infrastructure's mission is to provide national and international researchers with data for studies on how dietary and lifestyle factors and genetics affect our health, especially during the latter part of life. The knowledge can for example be used to develop recommendations on diet and lifestyle, develop new markers fore easier and more accurate diagnosis of chronic diseases and their precursors and to develop new individualized treatments.

Two cohorts form the basis of SIMPLER, the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men. Almost 110 000persons are included in the two cohorts. The participants have answered questionnaires with questions on health, diet and lifestyle at repeated occasions. Two subgroups have also visisted clinics in Uppsala and Västerås for biometric measurements and sampling. Analysis of collected samples have provided the infrastructure with several types of data such as iron, glucose and blood fat levels, but also proteins and metabolites in the blood stream in addition to genetic variation and gut microbiota.

SIMPLER's smorgasbord with data and samples are availble for reserach via an application process. Criteria for use of SIMPLER data is for example en ethical approval from the Swedish Ethical Reviw Board and a clear and relevant research questions. Researchers in academia as well as buisness are welcome to apply for a project in SIMPLER.

A schematic view of the different building bocks in SIMPLER, questionnaire data, clinical visits omics-data, registry data and biobank.
SIMPLER's smorgasbord consists of data and samples available for research.

Continued funding from the Swedish Research Council

On 3 February 2022, the Swedish Research Council’s Council for Research Infrastructures (RFI) decided to continue funding SIMPLER between 2023 and 2028.


Region uppsala Region Örebro län Region västmarland Karolinska institutet Uppsala universitet Örebro universitetChalmers

Last modified: 2023-01-24