The Working Group for National Database and Search Portal

The Working Group for National Database and Search Portal is initiated for the purpose of securing the best possible representation and expert knowledge in the development of a Research Database, based on data from the Danish Research institutions’ local Research Databases (CRIS, RIMS).

The Working Group add significant value to the development process, as a sounding board in these key areas:

  • Data formats, including the national exchange format DDF-MXD
  • Data deliveries (local data)
  • Search functionality and search interface
  • User needs

The Working Group meet on a monthly basis, or as needed.  

For more information and requests, please contact Chair of the Working Group; Karen Hytteballe Ibanez


The participants of the Working Group represent the Danish Research Institutions’ local databases, as well as the Danish Research Indicators using the same national exchange format:


Anne Thorst Melbye, SDU

Nicolaj Pedersen Tanderup, KB/AU
Poul Meier Melchiorsen, AAU

University Colleges

Anne-Marie Fiala Carlsen, UCL University College
Kaare Aagaard, VIA University College

SEDIRK Institutions

Maria Kolt Pedersen, Royal Danish Defence College


Maria Pertou Østergaard Aalborg Universitetshospital 

Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science

David Vestergaard Eriksen, Analysis and Data

NORA team

Karen Hytteballe Ibanez, DTU (Chair)

Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen, DTU