Creating research data?
Creating research data?
Find out how the Danish National Archives supports your research.
You can reuse data
You can recover your own data and easily refer to datasets via a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
You are helping make data FAIR
FAIR is a set of internationally recognised principles for data management which helps ensure that your data becomes Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
You still protect your respondents
When you transfer data to the Danish National Archives, you are given the opportunity to influence when you would like your data to become available to others.
Does your data include sensitive personal data?
When transferring data for archiving, your data will generally remain inaccessible to others for 75 years. In the first 20 years, no one can receive access to your data without your consent. Following that, it is the Danish National Archives that determines whether to give access to your data.
Read about accessibility and how we protect your research data and your respondents’ data.
You must notify us of your research before you can transfer your data
The rules differ depending on which institution you are attached to. Find out if you need to notify us of your research.
What information does the Danish National Archives need?
Among other things, you will be asked to share your research aim, method, data structure and metadata. For more information, visit the Report research data page.
What happens after your notification?
The Danish National Archives decides whether your research data should be preserved and whether you should transfer it to the Danish National Archives.
If you are required to transfer data to the Danish National Archives
The Danish National Archives will contact you. We provide guidance and information on the transferral process.
Production of the submission information package
You are required to transfer your data according to the Danish National Archives’ requirements specification. We will help you through the process. View requirements for different data types.
Access to your data
In some cases, you can influence when others may be permitted to use your data. Access to transferred material is regulated by the Danish Archives Act.
Report and submit research data
You must report research data so that the Danish National Archives can determine whether you are required to transfer it. Find out what you need to do and how we can help.
Submitting research data
If your research data is to be submitted, we will contact you to assist you with the submission.