Sharing data

You can make it easier for other researches to refer to your research or to use your research data by sharing your data with others.

There are a number of aspects to consider when sharing your data, which you can read more about below.


When choosing how to store, share or publish data, it is important to be aware of the ethical aspects.

When research involves people as participants, it is important that it is conducted with respect for the individual’s dignity, rights and well-being and in a way that minimises risks for participants, researchers, third parties and the Faculty.

Personally sensitive data in research projects has to be registered by the Faculty. Contact Research Support.

Personally sensitive data must be stored in a particularly secure way. Read about storage of data.

The faculty’s Research Ethics Committee provides advice on ethical aspects and has made guidelines, which are available on the committee’s website. The Research Ethics Committee works, not exclusively, as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) in cases where you have to document the institution’s approval of the ethical aspects of your application.

Anonymise your personally sensitive data before publication

Usually, it is necessary to anonymize personally sensitive data before publication. Anonymisation means removal of information that makes it possible to identify individuals. This is to ensure the individual’s anonymity after any potential merging with other data sets.

Pseudonymisation is not anonymization! The term ‘pseudonymisation’ means that, in the data, a person is referred to via a pseudonym, e.g. a number or a code. Pseudonymisation can be used to implement appropriate security measures for restricting access to personal information. Doing so can be relevant when processing high-risk data, e.g. processing sensitive information on a larger scale.

  • Contact the Research Ethics Committee
    Contact the Faculty of Humanities’ Research Support if you have questions regarding the committee.
  • Storage of personally sensitive data
    Read about guidelines and possibilities for storage of personally sensitive data.
  • Anonymisation
    Read more about anonymisation on the Danish Data Protection Agency’s website or contact if you have questions about anonymization.