A framework for an open and scalable infrastructure for health data exemplified by the DD2 initiative

Annelli Sandbæk, Aarhus University Hospital
Grant amount: DKK 14,977,580

Many initiatives in clinical research, including the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) initiative, have a hard time getting funds for building and maintaining needed software that make sure health science is the highest quality it can be. For this project, we aim to build software tools that make it easier to do better research, especially for managing and working with data. We’ll first be building these tools to help support the DD2 initiative.

We will be sharing these tools widely and freely, so that as many research groups as possible can use it for their own projects. Not only will we build these tools to help researchers with managing and sharing their data, we also will create them with beginner-friendly documentation and training material to make sure more researchers use our tools, no matter their skill level. We believe that with these tools, science on health and well-being can become better, ultimately helping people with diabetes and society in general.

If you are interested in knowing more, please visit the project’s website for more details (external link in English):

Project participants
Professor and Head of Unit Annelli Sandbæk
Aarhus University Hospital, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus

The DD2 Research Consortium / Programme Leader Jens Steen Nielsen
University of Southern Denmark, Steno Diabetes Center Odense