DRDS Danish Research Data for the Social Sciences

With a budget of DKK 80 million, of which DKK 36 million is awarded from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, CBS is at the forefront of a major research infrastructure project.


Access to international social science databases has in recent years become an indispensable tool for research at international level, especially in economic and financial research. With the development of new longitudinal register data at the micro level, Danish researchers provide wide access to data on financial decisions in households, social policy data, election data, consumption data, economic and employment data for all Danish companies. The research infrastructure is expected to strengthen Danish social science research especially within the economic fields.

Registry data generated through the research infrastructure is made available to business and innovation actors through the Danish Statistics Research System, including through a newly created business statistical data warehouse. Industrial actors can access data from international databases through research collaborators. It is expected that the research infrastructure will strengthen business-oriented research in a broad field, including in the financial sector and pension sector, strengthen the basis for policy decisions with the aim of enhancing economic growth and welfare, as well as through geodata allowing for more accurate property assessments and better models for localization of shops.

DRDS is a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School, Statistics Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, National Research and Analysis Center for Welfare, The Danish National Bank, Secretariat of the Economic Council and the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit.

The page was last edited by: Dean's Office, Research // 03/15/2018