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Data retreival process

Get access to the secured Cambro site "Umeå SIMSAM Lab". Ask for access by sending an e-mail to someone in the steering group and they will notify

Decide in which of the 20 projects described in the application for ethical approvalyour research project fits.

Use the documents describing populations and variables in the 20 databases, corresponding to the 20 projects, to decide which populations and variables you want to apply for.

Fill in the data retrieval application.

Send the application to the person responsible for data retrieval (i.e. The person responsible for data retrieval will read your application and either get back to you regarding changes needed in the application or, if no changes are needed, forward the application to the steering group.

When the steering group has approved the application the data will be retrieved and stored in a folder accessible from the computers in the Umeå SIMSAM Lab.

To get access to the data and the Umeå SIMSAM Lab the researcher should read the security and then sign and hand in the non-disclosure agreement to the person responsible for data retrieval.

Finally, the researcher should visit Erik Bäckström (, at