Søren Dalsgaard

MD, Professor, Senior Researcher

Department of Economics and Business Economics


CIRRAU provides the necessary and fundamental data infrastructure to support and conduct a large variety of register-based research projects ranging from intervention studies of vulnerable children and adolescents, through population-based genetic studies of mental disorders to nationwide population-based studies of a large variety of exposures, outcomes and consequences of outcomes.

This project database is one of the world’s most comprehensive datasets in its combination of nationwide individual level information on health, firms and companies, family factors, social and contextual information, and it is further enriched with genetic information for 80,000 Danes.

CIRRAU provides a data solution that constitutes the foundation for register-based analyses carried out in scientific programs supported financially by the Lundbeck Foundation, TrygFonden, EU, The Stanley Medical Research Institute, The Simon Foundation and NordForsk.

So far, CIRRAU has provided fundamental data-infrastructure for research projects attracting well above DKK 300 million and supported research projects leading to more than 130 papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals. Many of these papers were published in some of the most high-ranking scientific journals. These include Science, Nature, The Lancet, Epidemiology, Biological Psychiatry, Human Reproduction, JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, and Social Science and Medicine.

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