Guides for data access and approvals – a new initiative on the Guidance function’s website

The Guidance Function offers first-level guidance on the requirements and permissions needed when applying for health data.

The application process for data access and approvals is different depending on which data provider or legal agency you apply to. Therefore, the Guidance function has prepared some guides on the various application processes with the various data providers and legal agencies: Guide to data access and approvals | Vejledningsfunktionen

The purpose of this initiative is to create an overview of the requirements and process steps involved in applying for health data and approvals and thus help researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders to gain access to health data or obtain approvals.
We hope that this initiative can help to create a comprehensive overview of the various application processes and thus contribute to simplifying access to health data.

Guides for data access and approvals will be updated with new data providers as we receive feedback from those we have been in contact with. If you have not been contacted by the Guidance Function, but think that your organisation would be suitable on the website, please contact the Guidance Function at
The guidance function would like to thank all the various data suppliers and legal agencies who have contributed to this initiative.

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