The Danish Biobank Register

The Danish Biobank Register gives researchers online access to combined data from all the biobanks participating in the Danish National Biobank initiative.

Through national collaboration large biobanks, based at hospitals, universities and other research institutions in Denmark, regularly submit data to the Danish Biobank Register. Data from the biobanks are linked to disease codes and demographic information from national administrative registries on an individual level.

Danish Biobank Register

24.5 M samples from 5.7 M individuals

The Danish National Birth Cohort participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut

Danish National Birth Cohort

The Cancer Society participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut DD2 participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut
COPSAC participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut

The Danish Blood Donor Study

Patobank participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut Danish Cancer Biobank participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut
Rigshospitalets Biobank participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut Region Zealand Biobank participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut OPEN participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut
The Danish Twin Register participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut

The Danish Twin Registry

Biobanks

Registers

The Danish Biobank Register, run by the Danish National Biobank provides overview of biosamples in Danish biobanks and link to registers

Click on the logos and register names to read more.

Aggregated results about the available biological material is displayed to researchers around the world through a web-based search system, that so far contains information about 24.5 million biological samples from 5.7 million Danes. The following biobanks are available through the Danish Biobank Register:

  • Danish National Biobank 1 million new samples a year, PKU cards: blood spots from all newborn Danes since 1982 (>2 million samples) and SSI legacy collections (>4 million samples)
  • Danish National Birth Cohort >600,000 samples from pregnant mothers and their children
  • Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen Hospital biobank) 50,000 samples collected annually
  • Danish Cancer Society project Diet, Cancer and Health (samples from 57,000 cohort participants)
  • Patobank 17 million tissue samples from national hospitals
  • COPSAC studies involving children with asthma
  • DD2 type 2 diabetes research
  • The Danish Blood Donor Study research on why blood donors are more healthy than the average population
  • Danish Cancer Biobank blood and tissue samples from Danish cancer patients
  • Region Zealand biobank contains the Næstved and Lolland Falster population cohorts
  • The Danish Twin Registry is the oldest national twin register in the world and has information on 86,000 twin pairs
  • OPEN Odense Patient data Explorative Network: research samples from the Region of Southern Denmark

And can be linked to information from:

  • The Danish Civil Registration System includes individual information such as gender, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, identity of parents, place of residence.
  • The Danish National Patient Register includes information on all hospital contacts, department, date and time of arrival and departure, treatment, and operation.
  • The Danish Pathology Register contains information on all pathological examinations carried out in Denmark, investigating pathology department or practicing pathologist, type of investigation, gross description, microscopy description, conclusion and/or diagnoses, and coded diagnoses based on the Danish SNOMED

Watch our introduction video to the register:

Watch our in-depth video tutorial:

Danmarks Nationale Biobank • Artillerivej 5 • 2300 København S • T 3268 9163 / 3268 5199 • mail@nationalbiobank.dk

Region Zealand Biobank participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut
OPEN participates in the Danish Biobank Register under the Danish National Biobank at Statens Serum Institut