Researcher Service

Researcher Service

Get help identifying or using data from the Danish National Archives’ collections.

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How we can help

Do you need help identifying or using data from the Danish National Archives’ collections?

 

Our Researcher Service unit can offer input and advice on identifying and using data created by researchers, public sector casework, etc. The purpose of this service is to help researchers help themselves.

 

If you would like the Danish National Archives to conduct a major investigation on your behalf with a view to identifying relevant data and other sources (analogue and digital), e.g. for a large research project, we can provide such assistance for a fee.

Search for data

In the Danish National Archives’ database ‘Search for digitally created data’, you can find information about datasets received by the Danish National Archives. You can also:

  1. search metadata
  2. download freely available datasets
  3. apply for access to data that is not readily available

Go to ‘Search for digitally created data’

 

The Danish National Archives’ collections of paper archival records can be accessed via the Daisy Archive Database.

 

Go to the Daisy Archive Database

Instructions

  1. Go to ‘Search for digitally created data’ and perform your search
  2. Need help to make sure you have identified the relevant dataset for your research or with something else? Send an e-mail to data@sa.dk.Please include a brief description of your project and what datasets you need. We try to respond to all enquiries within five working days.

Go to ‘Search for digitally created data’

Paid services

The Danish National Archives can help identify large volumes of data (digital and paper-based) and provide customised datasets for a fee.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at data@sa.dk

Provision of digitally created data

You can identify relevant datasets in our database ‘Search for digitally created data’.

 

You will also be able to see whether the dataset you are interested in 1) can be downloaded or 2) requires an application to access it.

 

Go to ‘Search for digitally created data’

Downloadable data

If the dataset is freely available, you can simply download it (by pressing the ‘Download data’ button).
This is typically the case for data older than 20 years and which does not contain personal data.

Apply for access to data

If the dataset is not freely available, you will have to apply for access to view it.

 

Any data that is less than 20 years old requires the Danish National Archives to obtain approval from the authority or researcher(s) that created the material before we can provide it.

 

If the dataset contains personal data and is less than 75 years old, we are also required to obtain approval from the Danish Data Protection Authority.

 

Open the form and apply for permission to view