Health data Denmark
Danish health data is world-class, and there are unique opportunities to use it for research and development. Danish health data can be used to generate extensive and useful knowledge within both public and private research, innovation, and development to the benefit of patients.
Danish health data is completely unique for several reasons. This is, in part, because Danish health data:
- Covers all areas of the health sector.
- Comprises data on the entire Danish population from cradle to grave.
- Goes far back in time.
- Allows for all data to be linked via CPR numbers.
- Data of high quality.
Many researchers and private companies have already used Danish health data to great benefit. In the videos below, you can see and hear concrete examples of this.
Anne Bloch Thomsen, Pfizer, Chief Medical Officer Denmark & Iceland
Ulla Sofie Lønberg, AbbVie, Medical Affairs Manager Neuroscience
Preben Bo Mortensen, iPsych, Professor and Scientific director (iPsych is one of the world's largest research studies of the genetic and environmental
causes of mental disorders)
Many researchers, organizations, and companies are requesting more information about Danish health data, and we have therefore developed material titled Data for Life. It contains a description of Danish health data and can be used by anyone who finds it relevant. It covers the following content:
- Danish health data are unique
- How to access data and find the right help
- Denmark is a life-science nation
In Denmark, there is a strong focus on using national health data to generate knowledge that benefits all. We want to help researchers, companies etc. to get started using Danish health data. Several support provideres have been set up to help you at different stages in the process.
Below, you can see the services offered by various data authorities.
In addition, there are a number of more specific authorities if your inquiry concerns, for instance, the possibility of clinical trials. You can, at any time, use the guidance function and you will be helped to find the appropriate authorities.
How to apply for access and what the requirements are
To gain access to Danish health data, you must meet a number of basic requirements. They are in place to ensure that the Danish data on health is used for the right purposes and in compliance with current regulations, including ensuring the necessary protection of citizens' sensitive personal information. The high level of security also helps you, as a data user, to feel completely safe when using Danish health data.
In the video below, you can get an overview of the process of accessing data as well as the requirements.
Get an overview of data authorities and accessible health data
In Denmark, individual key actors are in charge of different types of health data.
- The Danish National Biobank
- The Danish Health Data Authority
- Statistic Denmark
- The Danish Clinical Quality Program
- Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark
- Statens Serum Institut
- Danish National Genome Center
- The municipalities