Data Resource Profile: The Copenhagen Hospital Biobank (CHB)

International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health
Vol 8, No 5 (2021) May 2021


Data Resource Profiles
Data Resource Profile: The Copenhagen Hospital Biobank (CHB)
Erik Sørensen, Lene Christiansen, Bartlomiej Wilkowski, Margit H Larsen, Kristoffer S Burgdorf
International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 50, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 719–720e,
Every year thousands of blood samples are drawn from patients admitted to Danish hospitals for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Traditionally, the leftover blood will be discarded after the required laboratory analyses are completed. However, such residual blood samples can be highly valuable for biomedical research, given the vast amount of clinical information these samples are often accompanied by—directly from the electronic patient record or through linkage to medical registers. To this end the Copenhagen Hospital Biobank (CHB) was established, with the overall aim to facilitate research in health and disease by enabling researchers’ access to a large resource of well-defined patient samples.