A NEW NATION-WIDE GUIDANCE FUNTION SEEKS TO HELP RESEARCHERS AND COMPANIES NAVIGATING THE DANISH HEALTH DATA LANDSCAPE AND THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN REQUESTING ACCESS TO RELEVANT HEALTH DATA FOR RESEARCH PURPORSES. THE GUIDANCE FUNCTION IS OPEN TODAY.
Health Data in Denmark is spread out over more than 160 unique databases and registers, across multiple governing bodies of data control.
Therefore it can be difficult as a researcher to figure out, how to gain acces to these different data sources.
With the new Guidance Function, The Regions of Denmark (Danske Regioner) and The Ministry of Health (Sundhedsministeriet) have made it easier for public and private researchers to receive help with the processes that go into gaining access to relevant health data.
The Guidance Function launches today, 1. October 2021, and is physically placed in the Research Support Unit OPEN in Region of Southern Denmark, who has more than 10 years experience in guiding and assisting researchers.
The target group for this new initiative is Danish as well as international researchers and companies. There will be valuable guidance to gain for those who do not yet have a lot of experience with requesting access to data, and also for those who already have experience, but need new kinds of data – and therefore potentially have to fill applications they haven’t experienced yet.
The Guidance Function is one of three initiatives under ‘The Research Health Data Gateway”-portal, which The Regions of Denmark and The Ministry of Health have established in unison. The two other initiatives, which are currently in development are: The Metadata Map and The Application Gateway
The nation-wide Guidance Function is a one year pilot-trial and after end trial an evaluation will be conducted to determine if it will be permanently established.
Further information and contact information regarding the new Guidance Function can be found here on the website.