Terms and Conditions of Use

[Date of revision: March 32021] 


SwedPop is a national research infrastructure with individual-level population data, life-course, cross-sectional and panel data, covering large populations and a variety of social and geographical settings over long time periods. The infrastructure is supported by a consortium with five Swedish universities and organisations and by the Swedish Research Council. 

This is an online tool developed by SwedPop as a resource for the research community as well as others. It is hosted by CEDAR, Umeå University, Sweden. 



When you register as a SwedPop user, you accept that your personal data is processed in accordance with Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the European Council, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)More information about GDPR on EU-LEX website. Access to this data is restricted to authorized persons for the purpose of maintaining the service. We compile and summarize aggregate user data for statistical purposes. We will not share any personal information you provide to us. Your personal data can be removed from the system upon request. If your personal data is removed, your user account and any previous data extractions will be permanently erased. 



Cookies are used to improve the website’s services. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer. It contains information that is necessary for functions and performance. More information about cookies and the Swedish law on electronic communication (SFS 2003:389) on Riksdagen’s website. 



Your password is stored in encrypted form and cannot be retrieved. If forgotten, the password has to be reset.  



The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such use. 

The user of the data agrees: 

  • Not to distribute the data, or parts of the data, to third parties. 
  • Not to use the data for commercial purposes. 
  • Not to use the data, or parts of the data, for purposes other than those specified when ordering the data. 



The user of the data agrees to refer to SwedPop as data supplier in any publication, report, conference paper or other forms of material making use of data from SwedPop, and to provide title and full citation where data is used.

Publications and research reports based on SwedPop data must be cited appropriately. The citation should include:
SwedPop. (2021). First version of harmonised data in SwedPop [Data set]. SwedPop. https://doi.org/10.48524/SWEDPOP-V1-0

Reference to be used for the dataset can be found at Revision history

In scientific publications, SwedPop is also must also be mentioned in Acknowledgements according to the following example:  
”We acknowledge SwedPop for provisioning of facilities and data and we would like to thank x, y and z for assistance. SwedPop receives funding through the Swedish Research Council under the grant no 2017-00666.”  



This statement may be revised at any time without prior notice. Use of the tool indicates that you understand and consent to the latest revisions. 



By using the system, you consent to the collection, retention, and use of your personal information in accordance with the above. You also consent to the requirements regarding use of the data, and to cite the data appropriately. 



For questions regarding SwedPop, we refer to Contact