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Data for research

Contact information

You can contact Research Service by phone at weekdays between 10 am and 3 pm (except Monday and Wednesday 1pm-2pm).

Phone: +45 39 17 31 30 // E-mail:

We encourage all users to write an email to their project responsible with their project number and a short text about what you need help with. The project responsible will get back to you as soon as possible.   

Gain access to Statistics Denmark’s registers – a unique possibility

Statistics Denmark's extensive collection of register data, with data collected from the 70s to the present contains a very substantial research potential with almost infinite possibilities. To explore this potential in agreement with the data regulations, requests should be addressed to Research Services.
Only Danish research environments are granted authorisation. However, foreign researchers can get access to microdata through an affiliation to a Danish authorised environment. Access is given to anonymised microdata, i.e. data at an individual personal or corporate level. Access takes place through researcher’s own pc over the internet.

Data from other sources can also be linked to data from Statistics Denmark, e.g. researcher’s own data collections or data from other administrative registers. Data from external sources requires approval from The Danish Data Protection Agency.

Read more about the rules and the organisational framework for researcher’s access to microdata.

Statistical legislation

Learn how to get access to microdata in our step by step procedure description and visit our guidelines for data output.

Step by step procedures for researchers access to microdata

Guidelines for Transferring Aggregated Results from Statistics Denmark's Research Services 

To complement register data with additional information, Statistics Denmark can also offer customized surveys. Subsequently, the interview data can be linked to existing records. Read more about DST Survey