Research

The research conducted at ARC is based on data from several large-scale ongoing and completed longitudinal studies (local, national and international), national registers, and from experimental and intervention studies conducted on a smaller scale.

Read about ongoing research projects at ARC here.

ARC plays a major role in two large ongoing studies of aging, the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) and the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). Information from these databases forms the basis of many of our most important research findings.

Large ongoing longitudinal studies ARC is responsible for:

Data sets located at ARC from completed longitudinal studies:

We collaborate closely with researchers responsible for other large ongoing studies:

  • The Betula Project. PI: Lars Nyberg, Umeå University
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE). PI: Miia Kivipelto, KI
  • DopamiNe Age connectoMe Cognition (DyNAMiC). PI: Alireza Salami, Umeå University
  • Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER). PI: Miia Kivipelto, KI
  • Healthy Aging Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly (HATICE). PI: Miia Kivipelto, KI
  • The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). PIs: Daniele Checchi, University of Milan; Janet Gornick, City University of New York
  • The Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU). PIs: Michael Tåhlin, Carina Mood, SU
  • Multimodal preventive trials for Alzheimer’s disease (MIND-AD). PI: Miia Kivipelto, KI
  • The Social Policy Indicators Database (SPIN), PI: Kenneth Nelson, SU

National registers used:

  • The Swedish Prescribed Drug Register
  • The National Patient Register
  • The Cause of Death Register
  • The Social Services Register

We believe that collaboration and a multidisciplinary perspective is necessary to achieve outstanding research goals. Many ARC researchers are therefore part of, and founders of, several national and international research programs and research networks, for example:

  • European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health
  • Evolving gender differences in health & care across cohorts (FUTUREGEN)
  • Inequality Dynamics Over The Life-course (IDOL)
  • EU Joint Programming Initiative—More Years Better Lives (JPImybl)
  • EU Joint Programming Initiative—Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)
  • Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet)
  • Social Inequalities in Ageing (SIA)

We are especially proud of The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR), a collaborative project that coordinates the existing databases from major population-based longitudinal studies on aging and health in Sweden, founded in 2017 by Laura Fratiglioni, professor and former director of ARC.