Creating research data?

Creating research data?

Find out how the Danish National Archives supports your research.


Three benefits from transferring your research data

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.

An overview of the process


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.