STOPbase as an organization
The Smoking Cessation Database started in 2000 as a research project and have been operational since 2001, gathering information on smoking cessation interventions. The database is under constant development to serve as a quality database that can be used by all interested parties.
Overall results from the database are there for made public on the home page. In 2022 The Smoking Cessation Database changed focus from primarely smoking cessation to monitoring both tobacco and nicotine. To emphazise the new focus The Smoking Cessation Database changed name to STOPbase - tobacco and nicotine.
The steering committee adopts the overall strategy and has the highest decision-making authority. The strategy builds among other things on
input from the users who advise on the daily use of STOPbase in the stopunits via the User Committee. These inputs are qualified by researchers, patient organizations and health planners in the Advisory Committe. In addition STOPbase has a Research Committe with the scientists, who is conducting research on the data from the STOPbase.
The secretariat of the STOPbase is located at the Clinical Health Promotion Centre at the Parker Institute at Bispebjerg and Frederiksbjerg Hospital, Frederiksberg in Denmark. The Secretariat is responsible for the daily decision-making and development of the STOPbase. The secretariat also ensures that communication flows between the various committees.
The STOPbase has been funded by differerent parties since the beginning. The Danish Ministry of Health, The Danish National Board of Health and Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital have been involved througout the whole period. The database is physically located in the Capitol Region together with the clinical databases and it is operated from here.
Registration of data
At any time, all signed on units are able to draw a report with their own data from STOPbase online self-service registration application. Furthermore, the units have access to their own raw data - also from the self-service application. At least once a year, the secretariat will publish an online report.
Who can join?
All organisations and people providing personal systematic tobacco and nicotine cessation interventions can sign up with STOPbase and have their data registered in the research database. Signed on units commit to registering their data online and to do follow-ups by telephone on the status of all participants 6 months after ended intervention. It is possible to purchase assistance with the registration of data from the Secretariat of the STOPbase.
How to sign up?
The STOPbase is a research database for tobacco and nicotine cessation units who wish to have an external evaluation and documentation of their activities. The database is used by tobacco and nicotine cessation units from all over Denmark. The signed on units are primarily pharmacies, municipalities, hospitalwards and other private cessations operators.