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Interview. In Denmark, when you turn 65, you’re supposed to get a visit from the municipality if you need it. The purpose is to assess your living situation and find out if you need any help, be it home care or preventive programs from the public authorities. When you turn 75 (70 if you...

Imagine a digital platform, where you could access data sets from European scientific researchers and reuse them. Today, all these data sets are scattered around universities’ servers or even on personal servers in offices - and they are growing immensely in numbers. But with a...

A one-stop-portal is being built to serve scientists with an overview of and easier access to the Danes’ health data. It is led by Danish Regions, an umbrella organisation of the five Danish regions in charge of all hospitals. Here’s an interview with Executive Vice...

(update below) As personal data has become more and more valuable, the smoothness of data practises in the welfare state is fading away. Competition, conflicting interests or just bureaucracy can hinder research to keep the welfare state afloat, according to experts. Danish registers were established to...

Years of lobbying in the EU has paid off for scientists in Denmark, who for years have the privilege of getting access to rich personal data registers without having to ask for consent. Interview with an epidemiology professor, who thinks that researchers should have more...

Interview with Jørgen Elmeskov, Director General of Statistics Denmark. When the medical authorities wanted access to Danes' location data from telcos in order to fight Covid-19, they enlisted the support of Statistics Denmark for hosting the data. The reason?  Even though no data on individuals were...

Professor Barbara Prainsack's goal is to bridge the promises of big tech and the approach from public health care people who don't want to be too impressed. The social scientist prefers 'personalised' medicine to 'precision' medicine, and she is convinced that we must put 'solidarity'...

Do you have a green park close to your house? A noisy windmill or heavy traffic? Do you have a view - or a green wall? And how's your night. Pitch dark or full of artificial light? All these factors can have an affect on how...

Do you have a green park close to your house? A noisy windmill or heavy traffic? Do you have a view - or a green wall? And how's your night. Pitch dark or full of artificial light? All these factors can have an affect on how...