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Danish National Biobank (DNB)
Hosting Legal Entity
Statens Serum Institut
5 Artillerivej, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, PO: 2300 (Denmark)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2012
Scientific Description
The main purpose of the Danish National Biobank is to give scientists from Denmark and abroad overview and access to more than 25 million biological samples in both existing and future collections, making The Danish National Biobank one of the world’s largest research biobanks. Scientists will have the possibility to link information about biological samples from individuals with the large amount of information contained in Danish administrative registries. and a unique resource that will take Danish biomedical research another step forward. The Danish National Biobank initiative has 3 pillars:1. A biobank registry with detailed information about the samples available in the Danish health system and in the large, participating research biobanks.2. A large, national biobank3. A coordinating centre for the biobank initiativeThe Danish National Biobank makes it possible to take advantage of the great potential of the many biological specimens collected by the public health sector. Projects approved by the Scientific Ethics Committee and the Danish Data Protection Agency will obtain permission to link biological material from one individual with the great amount of further information to be found in the national registers within e.g. public health.

RI Keywords
Public health, Biological samples, Biobanks
RI Category
Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Sample Storage in Liquid Nitrogen Tanks

Sample types such as serum, plasma, buffy coat, whole blood and DNA can be stored in automated freezing units at -20°C, -80°C allowing for easy overview and access.

Access to Aggregated Data About the Biological Samples

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.

Access to Biological Samples
Date of last update: 01/07/2019
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