Contracts and collaboration agreements

As an employee at the Capital Region of Denmark, Research and Innovation will help you draw up contracts and collaboration agreements with external collaboration partners.

​The Legal Team

The Research and Innovation's legal experts will help you complete and negotiate contracts free of charge. A contract helps ensure that all conditions and rules for the collaboration have been written down and it can form the basis for a solution in the event of any subsequent disagreement or dispute. 

For employees

As employee at the Capital Region of Denmark, you are obliged to contact the Research and Innovation team so that we can read your contract with the collaboration partner before it is signed. If not, the contract may be considered as having been incorrectly concluded. 

The Research and Innovation protects your rights 

Research and Innovation will take all steps necessary to protect your interests in a legal context as best and as quickly as possible. Therefore we have an internal goal to process all incoming contracts within a period of two weeks. We will ensure your rights as well as the rights of the institution and department, e.g. in terms of: 

  • Rights to publication
  • Rights to use the results for further internal research
  • No personal liability
  • Applicable legislation and governing jurisdiction (choice of court of law)

Type of agreements we can help you with 

The Research and Innovation's lawyers provide legal counselling and negotiation in respect of the following types of contract: 

  • Clinical Trials Agreements (CTA)
  • Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (NDA/CDA)
  • Sub-site agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Consultancy contracts
  • Agreements with the Advanced Technology Foundation (HTF)
  • Advance transfer of patent rights
  • Agreements on PhD scholarships and professorships
  • Collaboration agreements regarding public-private innovation (PPI)

Legal agreements for external partners

As an enterprise, if you have legal questions regarding collaboration with the Capital Region of Denmark, please contact the lawyers in Research and Innovation.

The legal advisers provide counselling and negotiate the following types of contracts on behalf of the employees at the Capital Region of Denmark:

  • Agreements on clinical trials (CTA)
  • Confidentiality agreements (NDA/CDA)
  • Sub-site agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Advisory contracts
  • Agreements with the Advanced Technology Foundation (HTF)
  • Advance transfer of patent rights
  • Agreements on PhD scholarships and professorships
  • Collaboration agreements regarding public-private innovation (PPI)

Standard agreements on clinical trials 

The regions have prepared three standard agreements as a service for enterprises. The agreements which been approved by Danish Regions and the five regions are to facilitate clinical trials in Denmark.

Whether enterprises wish to use the standard agreements is voluntary. However, please note that the agreements help ensure a quicker and smoother start-up as obtaining approval by the region's legal advisers will merely be a formality.

Standard agreements have been drawn up within the following areas:

Technology transfer

It is the Tech Transfer Office at Copenhagen University that is responsible for the commercial aspects of a collaboration. As a result, the Tech Tranfer Office is responsible for:

  • Ensuring optimal conditions for collaborations between the University and external partners, including negotiating all agreements relating to the University’s IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Protecting and handling UCPH’s IPR
  • Assessing the commercial potential of research results;
  • Commercialising research results.

You can find more information at fi.ku.dk


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