The Danish National Research Database is a single entry point for Danish research, Danish researchers and Danish research institutions.
It allows easy access to searching research publications and researchers from Danish research institutions (see also the Search Tutorial).
The database is primarily based on data collected from the local research databases of Danish universities and other Danish research institutions. All Danish institutions of higher education, government research institutions, research councils and other public institutions carrying out research can become data providers. All research institutions are participating on a voluntary basis. For more information, see the Data page.
The database currently covers published literature, such as journal articles, PhD theses, conference presentations and lecture notes including researcher profiles.
The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education has established an Advisory Board to guide and support the development of The Danish National Research Database.
Foundation: The necessary metadata are made available for the database by the research institutions from their openly accessible repositories (typically the research institutions' CRIS) offering OAI-PMH-based access to data in various open and well-documented data formats (for publication metadata, primarily DDF-MXD). See more at the Data page.
Processing: Metadata are harvested, processed, deduplicated and indexed by the DTU Library Data Processing Platform into the DTU Library common Apache Lucene-based index, equipped with Apache SOLR as search platform.
Exposing: For the discovery layer, a dedicated SOLR request handler allows this Blacklight-based user interface to search the relevant data.