DDA Health

DDA Health is a project at the National Archives with the purpose of promoting the qualification and efficient use of health science data. DDA Health collaborates with researchers across the country and has assigned an advisory team of health consultants.

DDA Healths focus is on the documentation, enrichment, distribution and reuse of health science data for scientific and educational purposes.

The services of DDA Health is intended primarily for students and researchers in the health sciences, but anyone can explore the data at DDA Search .

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  • Background

    DDA Health is continuing the work that began in 1996 with the project ‘Unit for Registration of Health data’ (ERAS).

    ERAS was created to:
    Identify the need for a health science data archive feature in Denmark
    Define strategies for central archiving of data from health research conducted in Denmark

    DDA Health was established on the basis of a grant from the Danish Ministry of Science.

  • Health Consultants

    DDA Health is continuously developing its services in cooperation with our users as well as an external consultant team consisting of:
    Annette Kjær Ersbøll, professor, Ph.D. in Statistics, National Institute of Public Health (SIF), University of Southern Denmark
    Søren Paaske Johnsen, Associate Professor in clinical epidemiology, Aarhus University
    Tina Kold Jensen, professor, Environmental Medicine research, University of Southern Denmark

    The consulting team meets twice a year and discuss DDA Health services and new needs of health researchers regarding data documentation, preservation and dissemination.

  • Archiving Network

    To ensure dialogue and collaboration with the health research environment DDA Health has established a network of researchers in health research.

    Members of the archival network help to keep the focus on data archiving and good data practices in health research.

    The network has over sixty members in more than fifty research units.

  • Annual Reports

    Annual reports of the DDA Health can be found here (in Danish).

  • External reprocessing of data

    DDA Health may in special cases support documentation of health science research data by co-financing researchers’ own documentation of important data materials. This work is also called ‘external reprocessing’.

    The research data chosen for external reprocessing is selected in close cooperation with our contacts within the health science research environment.

    Contact project leader Bodil Stenvig for further information.