The Greenlandic research database: a population-based research resource

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Koch, Anders ; Krause, Tyra ; Friborg, Jeppe ; Melbye, Mads (2004)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health (issn: 1797-237X, eissn: 1239-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/ijch.v63i0.17887

Information on past exposures is often warranted in health studies in Greenland, as living conditions have changed markedly in this century. To provide a longitudinal population-based research tool with such information the Department of Epidemiology Research at Statens Serum Institut has established ‘The Greenlandic Research Database’, a comprehensive population-based database comprising data from Greenland from national registers, population-based longitudinal and cross-sectional studies and human biological samples from 1979 to the present day.
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