Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology
The aim of the Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME) was to invent and create a catalogue that describes epidemiological studies collected within Lund University and Region Skåne. The project was initiated by Kristina Jakobsson (Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Region Skåne, Lund), Jonas Björk (assistant coordinator of the national, interdisciplinary research project SIMSAM Lund) and Peter Nilsson (coordinator of SFO EpiHealth). The study inventory have been conducted by the R&D-centre in Scania and BBMRI.se in close cooperation with the Swedish National Data Service (SND).
SME was initiated in the autumn of 2012 and it currently comprises information about 50 studies, including a total of just over 680,000 study participants as well as biological samples from more than 217 000 individuals.