How to apply for data

All researchers with a project that falls within the overall aim of the DNBC may apply for data.

Request Application Form

Please start by requesting the newest version of the DNBC application form. Send your request to:
Fill it in and return it together with a short protocol to:

Your application will be given a reference number and will be submitted to the DNBC Management and then to the DNBC Steering Committee. You can expect to hear from us again after 6-8 weeks.

If you are asking for data where individuals may be identified, you must seek permission with the Danish Data Protection Agency (Datatilsynet).

If you are applying for biological material you also need permission from the Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics (Videnskabsetisk komité).

Application and data fees

From October 1st, 2018 the DNBC introduces a new fee policy for the processing of applications and data access. This means that you should allow for the following fees when drafting your project budget:

  • Administration fee (processing of application) to DNBC secretariat: DKK 4.000,-
  • Access to data for projects that include 1 planned scientific publication: DKK 21.000,-
  • Access to data for projects that include up to 4 planned scientific publications: DKK 41.000,-
  • Working with data on our VDI server (annual fee): DDK 5.000,-
  • The price for your dataset will depend on the time our data managers spend on assisting you and constructing your dataset. Usually, the price will be around DKK 10 - 15,000.

Total price for up to four publications (example): 4.000 + 41.000 + 10 - 15,000 = DKK 55 - 60,000

In addition is the annual fee of DKK 5,000 if you choose to work on our VDI server (if you access your data from Statistics Denmark this fee will lapse).

Your dataset is available on our server

To enhance data security your dataset will be made available to you through a secure connection to our server at Aarhus University.
Please direct your inquiries to data managers Lone Fredslund () or Inge Eisensee ().

Last revised 1 October 2018


Danish National Birth Cohort

Inger Kristine Meder

DNBC Secretariat
Tel: + 45 3268 8121

Accessing data with VDI

Below you will find the terms for accessing your DNBC-dataset via VDI.

Access to data from the DNBC - general information