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OPEN offers advice in all aspects of the research process to researchers at Odense University Hospital and Department of Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark.

  • Do you wish to begin a new project, but need advice to get started?
  • Do you have valid data in your department, which you could use?
  • Do you need help for an ongoing project?

Advice is provided by members of OPEN’s administrative, technical and scientific staff and covers a range of topics. 

Advice on epidemiological research methods

OPEN is able to advice you early in the research planning process. OPEN researchers possess several years of experience within the area of clinical epidemiology, pharmaceutical epidemiology and genetic epidemiology.

Access to public registries

OPEN Registry use data from the public registries in their work, which includes the large Danish clinical quality databases, the registries under Sundhedsdatastyrelsen (Danish Health Data Authority) and Statistics Denmark. The registries could be the basis of a concrete epidemiological research project or a supplement to the clinical data collected on a specific patient cohort. OPEN can advise you on the access to the public registries, which registries to choose and how to appropriately use the registries.

Explore data and biological material in OPEN

Is data and/or biological material from an already existing OPEN project relevant for your project? Or do you have an idea to gain new knowledge from these existing OPEN data and/or biological material in a new project? Let us help you.

Research methods in evidence-based medicine

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) can advice you on evidence-based medicine including systematic reviews, how to create a protocol for a RCT (Randomised Controlled Trial), systematic literature search and bibliometrics. Read more at

Do you need help for literature search in research databases, please contact SDU library

Qualitative research methods

OPEN Qualitative offers advice in qualitative methods and use of NVivo for qualitative data, mixed method studies or systematic reviews.

Biostatistical advice

OPEN's biostatistician can advice you on choice and interpretation of biostatistical methods as well as power calculations and presentation of quantitative results.

Advice on data security, legislation

Get advice on which approvals your research project need. OPEN project coordinators and IT-staff  possess compentences and experience in current legislation regarding project aprovals, data processing and data security, construction of clinical databases, distribution of questionnaires etc.

Additional questions 

The list of topics is not final, so even though your question does not fit into any of the categories above, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Advice is given per email, phone or at personal meetings as agreed upon. Please send an email: or dial: +45 5125 1413, if you need an answer to your questions. If you contact OPEN by email - please remember to attach relevant material.

Last Updated 16.09.2020