The National Allergy Research Center
The National Allergy Research Center was established by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency in 2001, with the aim of preventing allergy to chemical substances. Its primary activities are knowledge building in the form of research in the field of contact allergy, monitoring of contact allergy prevalence with registration of patients with allergy to chemical substances in a national database, dissemination and education, as well as providing expert advice to national and international authorities. The Center has played an important role in providing documentation on human exposure to allergens, e.g. played the Center's work and capacity an important role in the preparation of the limitation of use of chromium in leather goods (2015) and the prohibition of MI in cosmetics (2017). The National Allergy Research Center is funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and has received 47.4 million DDK from 2007-2017
The Centre on Endocrine Disrupters (CEHOS)
The Centre on Endocrine Disrupters (CEHOS) was established in 2008 and has received new funding for the period from 2018-2021. The centre is an interdisciplinary scientific network without walls. The main purpose of the Centre is to build and gather new knowledge on endocrine disruptors with the focus on providing knowledge relevant for the preventive work of the authorities. The Centre also provides advice to the authorities in relation to endocrine disruptors e.g. identification of important knowledge gaps, proposals for future knowledge building activities and providing answers to specific questions in relation to endocrine disruptors.
The main activities of the Centre are:
- Coordination of projects
- Updating the regulatory authorities on new knowledge on endocrine disrupters
- Annual information meetings
- Coordination of the Copenhagen Workshops on Endocrine Disrupters (COW)
The International Center for Research and Research Training in Endocrine Disruption of Male Reproduction and Child Health (EDMaRC) collaborates closely with CEHOS and functions as a global hub for research and training on how genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors have adverse effects on for example pubertal onset and male fertility. EDMaRC is located at the Department of Growth and Reproduction at Rigshospitalet and has close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. EDMaRC is receiving Danish government funding from the Ministry of Health.
The national Allergy Research Center: https://www.videncenterforallergi.dk/
Center for endocrine disruptors: http://www.cend.dk/
The International Center for Research and Research Training in Endocrine Disruption of Male Reproduction and Child Health (EDMaRC): http://www.edmarc.net/