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Access to data

Access to data under the Research Scheme

Statistics Denmark’s extensive collections of registers contain a significant potential for research and analysis.

In order to use this research and analysis potential in accordance with the current register legislation and Statistics Denmark’s data confidentiality principles, Statistics Denmark has established special micro-data schemes (Research Scheme, Authority Scheme and Legislative Model).

Through the micro-data schemes, microdata (i.e. individual/single company data) is made available for specific research, investigation and analysis tasks for authorised research/analysis environments. Foreign research/analysis environments cannot be authorised for the scheme, but under certain conditions, foreign users can access data.

Rules for use of data

Microdata is not provided from Statistics Denmark. Data is made available through the so-called external electronic access, which provides access to data from one’s workplace via the internet and under certain conditions.

Users of Statistics Denmark’s micro-data schemes may not pass on material supplied from Statistics Denmark to third parties. Products from Statistics Denmark may only be passed on to third parties after a substantial further processing of the supplied material has been carried out. The disclosure, lending, rental or sale of unprocessed data to third parties may only take place in exceptional cases, and only after prior written agreement between Statistics Denmark and the user. The user’s restrictions on disclosure or publication of either processed or unprocessed material have no limitation period.

You can read more about Research Service and the research schemes at our Danish website. During 2022, we will translate the contents of our website into English.

Data confidentiality and rules for access

Confidentiality of statistical products and other data materials is about securing statistical units against the dissemination of information on confidential matters. Rules for enforcement that data confidentiality is translated into a data confidentiality policy and associated guidelines for disclosure and discretion as well as the establishment of individual access rights to confidential information in Statistics Denmark. Read more here:


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