About Us

Trial Nation offers a single, national entry point for global companies, patient organisations and clinical researchers wishing to conduct clinical trials in Denmark.

Trial Nation is the result of strong and continuous governmental support of the Danish life science sector. The organisation is funded by the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, The Ministry of Health and the five Regions.

In 2018 Trial Nation was founded in the merge between Next Partnership (Funded by the Innovation Fund) and Clinical Trials Office Denmark (Funded by the five Regions).

Private life science companies can apply for membership according to the Trial Nation regulations (available in Danish here).

For reference, due to the composition of members in Trial Nation, any wishes for changes to the composition of the board need to go through a political process prior to a process related to changes of statutes. This document describes the political process (in Danish).

At Trial Nation, we offer:

  • Identification of relevant specialists and clinical researchers.
  • An expedited feasibility process with a collated, national response from hospital sites within five days.
  • Access to our legal network, offering legal advice and national contract negotiation.
  • Access to established clinical specialty centers and national networks within oncology, haematology, dermatology, pediatrics, respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and dementia.
  • A national approach to increasing performance in clinical trials.
  • Access to established partnerships with hospitals, scientists and patient networks.

Our mission is to make Denmark the most attractive country for companies and other stakeholders to conduct clinical trials – for the benefit of patients, research and the economy.

MARIANNE PILGAARD
CEO
Trial Nation

map@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 24 24 69 84

ASK AABENHUS
Head of Facilitation and Relations, Facilitator of centers for Oncology and Haematology
Trial Nation

aaa@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 30 10 04 66

MIKKEL LINDSKOV SACHS
Head of Strategic Communication
Trial Nation

mls@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 24 98 16 76

PIA ELISABETH NØRRISGAARD
Head of Decentralised Clinical Trials Development
Trial Nation

pia@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 21 31 76 95

KIRSTEN BØDKER
Head of Business Relations, Facilitator of centers for Dementia and Infectious Disease and Immunomodulation
Trial Nation

kib@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 40 75 08 53

ANNETTE BUUSMAN
Head of Clinical Relations, Facilitator of centers for Dermatology and Pulmonary medicine
Trial Nation

abu@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 24 42 58 55

FREDERIK HINDBORG JENSEN
Analytical Associate
Trial Nation

fhj@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 22 73 47 40

MORTEN DE FINE OLIVARIUS
Communications Associate
Trial Nation

mfo@nulltrialnation.dk
+45 23 71 71 57

JAKOB ØSTER
Pharma Advisor
The Capital Region of Denmark

jakob.oester@nullregionh.dk
+45 51 15 77 55

NICOLAJ WITH WITTROCK MADSEN
Pharma Advisor
The Capital Region of Denmark

nicolaj.with.wittrock.madsen@nullregionh.dk
+45 20 29 83 18

LENE HARTMANN
Pharma Advisor
Region Zealand

lhar@nullregionsjaelland.dk
+45 47 32 91 34

HELENE NØRRELUND
Pharma Advisor
Central Denmark Region

hwn@nullclin.au.dk
+45 93 50 84 86

CHARLOTTE CALOV
Pharma Advisor
The Region of Southern Denmark

Charlotte.Calov@nullrsyd.dk
+45 21 72 70 75

LOUISE HANSEN
Pharma and Medtech Coordinator
The North Denmark Region

louhan@nullrn.dk
+45 24 98 17 69

ANJA STORGAARD
Medtech Advisor
The Capital Region of Denmark

anja.storgaard@nullregionh.dk
+45 26 25 31 61

MARIE SMED
Medtech Advisor
The Capital Region of Denmark

marie.smed@nullregionh.dk

EMIL KJÆRSGAARD NIELSEN
Medtech Advisor
The Region of Southern Denmark

ekn@nullrsyd.dk
+45 40 19 69 03

Lotte Sivertaen
Medtech Advisor
Region Zealand

lsie@nullregionsjaelland.dk
+45 29 27 19 18

HELENE NØRRELUND
Medtech Advisor
Central Denmark Region

hwn@nullclin.au.dk
+45 93 50 84 86

LOUISE HANSEN
Pharma and Medtech Coordinator
The North Denmark Region

louhan@nullrn.dk
+45 23 39 90 53

Board of Directors

Trial Nation is led by a board composed of five industry members, one member from each of the five Danish regions, one member from the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and one member from the Ministry of Health.

In addition, observers to the board are representatives from Danish Patients and the Organisation of Danish Medical Societies (LVS).

THOMAS KONGSTED PETERSEN
Chief Operating Officer
NMD Pharma

SØREN RIIS
Senior Director
Technology Development
Oticon

DORTE KLOKKER
Head of Clinical Operation
Roche

FREDERIK NIELSEN
Medical Advisor
Clinical Research
Novartis

HELLE HARTNACK
Country Head
Clinical Operations
Abbvie

CARSTEN KJÆR JOENSEN
Head of the Life Science Unit
Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

ANNEMARIE LAURITSEN
Head of Department
Ministry of Health

SØREN PIHLKJÆR HJORTSHØJ
Head of Research, AAUH
The North Denmark Region

CLAUS THOMSEN
Medical Director, AUH
Central Denmark Region

KIM BRIXEN
Medical Director, OUH
The Region of Southern Denmark

JESPER GRARUP
Head of Research and Innovation
Region Zealand

PER JØRGENSEN
Vice President, Rigshospitalet
Capital Region of Denmark

Anders Perner
Organization of Danish Medical Societies

LISBETH KOED DOKTOR
Danish Patients

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Our mission is to make Denmark the most attractive country for companies and other stakeholders to conduct clinical trials – for the benefit of patients, research and the economy.

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Nørregade 7B
1165 Copenhagen
Denmark

+45 20 22 42 38

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