The Danish Biobank Register

Combining data from all the biobanks participating in the Danish National Biobank initiative, The Danish Biobank Register gives researchers online access to about 24.5 million samples

In this national collaboration large biobanks, based at hospitals, universities and other research institutions in Denmark, regularly submit data to the Danish Biobank Register. Data from the biobanks can be linked to disease codes and demographic information from national administrative registers on an individual level.

Illustration of the Danish Biobank Register

Go to the Danish Biobank Register

Aggregated results about the available biological material is displayed to researchers around the world through a web-based search system, that so far contains information about 24.5 million biological samples from 5.7 million Danes. The following biobanks are available through the Danish Biobank Register:

And can be linked to information from:

  • The Danish Civil Registration System includes individual information such as gender, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, identity of parents, place of residence.
  • The Danish National Patient Register includes information on all hospital contacts, department, date and time of arrival and departure, treatment, and operation.
  • The Danish Pathology Register contains information on all pathological examinations carried out in Denmark, investigating pathology department or practicing pathologist, type of investigation, gross description, microscopy description, conclusion and/or diagnoses, and coded diagnoses based on the Danish SNOMED