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Contact persons and coordinators at the Biobank Research Unit

We recommend that researchers contact us early in the planning of a study. We can assist with advice on, among other things, study design and the application for ethical approval.

We provide advice and practical assistance with:

  • epidemiological questions (eg methodological changes and the structure of the population)
  • statistical issues
  • study design (for example, repeated sampling)
  • legal questions and accompanying paperwork (eg applications and certain legal agreements)
  • applications for ethical approval
  • appropriate partners/consortia and other contacts
  • registry linking, matching of controls and pseudonymisation
  • harmonization of data
  • generation of diet database.

Contact Persons

Functional mailbox: ebf@umu.se

Director: Ingvar Bergdahl, Associate Professor

Scientific Developer and Advisor with focus on Diet in Biobank Research: Maria Wennberg

Scientific Developer and Advisor with focus on exploration of different blood biobank sample types: Anders Johansson and Miles Trupp


Research and project planning: Åsa Ågren

NSHDS, professor and PI: Göran Hallmans

The Northern Sweden Diet Database, professor and PI: Anna Winkvist 


The coordinators are responsible for different areas of activity, usually different diseases, which are promoted in the best possible way in consultation with the unit management.

Coordinators (in Swedish)

Latest update: 2022-08-19