Nordic countries have a long tradition of collecting administrative data for statistical purposes. This tradition has led to data covering the entire national population by means of long-term data series of high quality, which are stored and used as a basis for compiling statistics. All Nordic Statistical Institutions give national researchers access to de-identified microdata and register-based research is prominent in most Nordic countries.
In 2015, the Nordic National Statistical Institutions (NSIs) agreed upon a common model of cooperation which enables researchers to access Nordic social microdata gathered by the NSIs themselves for statistical purposes.
The project is funded 2015-2017 by NordForsk