The Danish Melanoma Database (DMD) is a national clinical quality database gathering data on Danish patients with birthmark cancer (cutaneous melanoma) and precursors to birthmark cancer on the skin (melanoma in situ).
DMD is aimed at improving the quality of treatment and treatment outcomes by way of nationwide registration of data relating to epidemiology, pathology, clinical examination, treatment and follow-up. The purpose of the database is therefore to form the basis for guidelines for diagnostics, examination and treatment of disease (DMCG).
- Nationwide clinical quality database
- Clinical quality
- The population consists of Danish patients with cutaneous melanoma (birthmark cancer) and the precursors to melanoma in situ
- Database Categories
The Regional Clinical Quality Databases
Data about clinical quality are collected with the purpose of monitoring and raising the quality of patient treatment in the Danish health-care system. These data can, as well as all other public registers, be made accessible for research projects based on systematic protocols and approved according to the relevant legislations.
Applying for access to data from a regional clinical database requires a list of demands to be obtained. A project description should be attached containing a description of the project explaining the rationale, purpose, methods, budget, publication plan etc.
Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency must approve the project.
- Apply via research access (Danish: forskeradgang), an online application system
- Submit the protocol to The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
- RKKP registers the application
- The application is forwarded to the relevant clinical database
- Potential dialog about adjustment to the protocol
- Approval and extradition of data (expected 6 months after application)
The Regional clinical quality databases subject to rules for treatment of personal data, that should secure high quality of patient treatment in Denmark. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven). These legislations ensure that data access is limited to relevant purposes.
- Data owner
- Central Denmark Region
- Contact data owner
- Regionshuset Viborg
- Website - data owner
- Data administrator
- The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP)
- Contact data administrator
- Sofia Møller Kyndesen
T: 20 35 64 26
- Website - data administrator