The Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden was modeled in 1990 after a similarly conceived American association; the Investigative Reporters & Editors, (IRE). Its aim is to encourage reporters to utilize investigative methods for in-depth reporting. This is done by providing training in various locations all over Sweden. Also, the yearly seminar Grävseminariet gathers 600-800 journalists for the purpose of sharing their collective experiences, education and knowledge in the field. Furthermore, the organization publishes Scoop, a quarterly magazine of investigative reporting.