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Transferring of analysis results

It is important that you follow Statistic Denmark’s rules for transferring results to your own computer. If you violate the rules, you risk that your entire institution will be temporary shut out of the scheme. If you have send home micro data by mistake, you must inform Statistics Denmark right away by sending an email to

It is only allowed to transfer results via Statistics Denmark’s transferring tool (FSEHjemsend).

Guide to Transferring and Downloading Files

The transferring process can be divided into three phases: First, you need to upload the files for transfer. Then, you must verify the files, and finally, you can download the files to your own computer.

When uploading files for transferring, they will be scanned for any data resembling microdata. Please note that it is your responsibility as users to ensure that the files comply with the guidelines and do not contain microdata. The scanning tool is a supplement and cannot replace manual control.

  1. Upload the Files

    To upload the files for transferring, you need to log in to the Research Machine via Then, click on the shortcut 'Transfer' on your desktop. This will launch an application in your web browser, taking you to the page where you can upload files for transferring.

    Once on the page, you can read about Statistics Denmark's guidelines for transferring analysis results.

    Choose the files you want to transfer by either clicking 'Add Files' or dragging the files onto the page. You can add individual files or entire folders of files. Please be aware that you can only select files of the allowed file type and size. If you choose a file that cannot be transferred, you will receive an error message. After selecting the files you wish to transfer, click on the 'Verify' button.

  2. Verify the Files

    You will now be taken to the page that scans and verifies the presence of potential microdata. On this page, you can once again review the guidelines for file transferring.

    If you receive a risk message indicating that a file may contain microdata, it is mandatory to add a note with information about the file's content. This comment will be used by Research Services to verify the transferred files. You will be guided through this process on the page.

    If you realize that you have forgotten to add a file, you can easily switch back and forth between the upload page and the verification page.

    Before you can transfer the files, you must approve that the selected files comply with Statistics Denmark's data confidentiality policy and transferring guidelines. You can approve this by clicking the box next to 'Approve Transfer.' Once you have done this, you can transfer the files by pressing the 'Transfer' button. You will then receive a notification that your files have been sent from the research server.

  3. Download the Files to Your Computer via Denmark Data Portal
  4. You are now ready to download the files you have just transferred. To do this, log in to the Denmark Data Window in the same way you normally would.

    Once logged in, click on 'My Overview.' Find the relevant project under the 'Projects' tab and click on the 'Transfers' tab.

    Here, you will find all the files that have been transferred for the specific project. The files are categorized by the date they were transferred. 

    When you click on a specific date, you can see all the files you transferred on that day. You can also view any comments you previously wrote for the file by clicking on the speech bubble, and you can delete the file by clicking on the trash can. 

    To download the files to your own computer, simply click on the downward arrow.

What cannot be transferred?

No types of micro data can be transferred. Not through the transferring tool or in any other way for example by writing information from your screen on a piece of paper, taking a screenshot or taking a picture of the screen with your phone. This also applies to the micro data you have sent to Statistics Denmark for a concrete project.

Below you will find a list of what you cannot send home. The list is not exhaustive.

  • Tables with less than three observations
  • Datasets - or parts of datasets – with information on individual/company level, which can be background knowledge of income, education or socioeconomic status or calculated variables on individual level, pseudonymised key variables such as civil registration numbers, CVR numbers, works place numbers or address numbers etc.
  • File formats that have not been approved for transferring

Approved file formats

It is only allowed to transfer file formats that are approved by Research Service at Statistics Denmark. If you send a file format that is not approved, you will receive an error message from the system saying “Filtype ikke tilladt” (File type not allowed).

File type

File extension


xls xlsx xlsm xlm xml


eps png wmf tif jpg gif emf jpeg svg bmp ppt pptx pptm tiff


htm html mht

Programme code

sas r do doh ado




lst sas7bdat


sps sav spv


dta smcl


tab txt






doc docx rtf

It is not allowed to change the file extension in relation to the content of the file.

If you wish to have a file type added to the list, please contact


Phone: +45 39 17 31 30