Welcome to the HICDEP platform

NEW:  HICDEP Committee – call for participation
In order to approve suggested changes by the HICDEP community, we initiate a HICDEP Committee consisting of interdisciplinary experts experienced in using the HICDEP standard. The committee will come together in a virtual annual session to discuss and approve suggested changes. If you are interested in becoming a member of the HICDEP Committee, please email to hicdep.rigshospitalet(at)regionh.dk no later than January 15th, 2021. We encourage an interdisciplinary discussion. Participation from different backgrounds and cohorts is very welcome.


HICDEP stands for HIV Cohorts Data Exchange Protocol.

On this platform, you can browse, search and navigate through the following versions of HICDEP:

Current draft version
Released Sep 4 2019
released Aug 7 2017

Previous versions (The old website for previous versions can be found here: http://old.hicdep.org)
HICDEP 1.110 released Sep 4 2019 (PDF version)
HICDEP 1.100 released Aug 7 2017 (PDF version)
HICDEP 1.90 released Dec 2 2015 (XML version, PDF version)
HICDEP 1.80 released Oct 2 2014 (XML version, PDF version)
HICDEP 1.70 released Nov 8 2013 (XML version, PDF version)
HICDEP 1.60 released Oct 23 2012 (XML version, PDF version)
HICDEP 1.50 released Sep 13 2011 (XML version, PDF version)

Public example data released Sep 2 2014 (download)




HICDEP is and will always remain a work in progress (details here). As the HIV field evolves, changes are made and new tables need to be specified. You can actively participate in the development of the HICDEP standard by posting questions and answers in the discussion forum. Note that due to recent spambot attacks you need to register for this by sending an eMail with name and affiliation to hicdep.rigshospitalet(at)regionh.dk.


If you have any questions or comments regarding HICDEP or this platform, you may discuss them in the discussion forum. You may also send email to hicdep.rigshospitalet @ regionh.dk.

How to use this platform effectively

There are various mechanisms which allow you to use this website more effectively. You can read about them in UsingThisPlatform.


We want to thank the following collaborations and cohorts for having given us insight into their data exchange protocols: