Trial Nation

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

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 national contract template negotiation.
  • Access to established clinical specialty centres and national networks within dementia, dermatology, haematology, infectious diseases, oncology, paediatrics, psychiatry and respiratory diseases.
  • Access a national structure covering clinical trials in medical devices.
  • A national approach to increasing performance in clinical trials.
  • Access to established partnerships with hospitals, scientists and patient networks.

National centers

The infrastructure of Trial Nation is unique: eight national clinical centres and networks and one medtech center ensure easy access to leading hospital departments. The national collaboration enables a uniform, high quality execution of clinical studies across all participating research units. Trial Nation can initiate and coordinate contact to the relevant center, its associated departments and their contact person.

For more information about the centers, please click on the dropdown below:

Dementia

The Trial Nation Center for Dementia consists of:

  • Danish Dementia Research Centre, Dept. of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet
  • Regional Dementia Research Centre, Dept. of Neurology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde
  • Dementia Clinic, Dept. of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Svendborg
  • Dementia Clinic, Dept. of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Memory Clinic, Dept. of Neurology, Aalborg University Hospital

Medical Lead:
Professor Gunhild Waldemar, Danish Dementia Research Center, Rigshospitalet

Feasibility coordinator:
Clinical trials director and neurologist Kristian Steen Frederiksen,
Danish Dementia Research Center, Rigshospitalet
Kristian.Steen.Frederiksen@regionh.dk
+45 35 45 61 46

Center Facilitator:
Kirsten Bødker, Trial Nation
kib@trialnation.dk
+45 40 75 08 53

For further information:

Dermatology

The Trial Nation Center for Dermatology consists of:

• Department of Dermato-venereology, Bispebjerg University Hospital
• Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Gentofte University Hospital
• Department of Dermatology, Zealand University Hospital Roskilde
• Department of Dermatology and Allergy Center, Odense University Hospital
• Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Aarhus University Hospital

Medical lead:
Simon Francis Thomsen
Professor, Chief Consultant
simon.francis.thomsen.02@regionh.dk

Feasibility coordinator:
Stine Ørts Petersen, Bispebjerg Hospital
+45 21 29 93 49
stine.oerts.pedersen@regionh.dk

Center Facilitator:
Annette Buusman, Trial Nation
+45 2442 5855
abu@trialnation.dk

For further information:

Hematology

Trial Nation Center for Hematology consists of:

• Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Dept. of Hematology
• Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Dept. of Paediatrics &
Adolescence
• Herlev & Gentofte Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Little Belt Hospital – Vejle Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Odense University Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Regional Hospital Unit West – Holstebro Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Zealand University Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Aalborg University Hospital, Dept. of Hematology
• Aarhus University Hospital, Dept. of Hematology

Facilitator for Center for Hematology: Ask Aabenhus

Medical Lead
Prof., Chief Consultant & CRU Leader Niels Abildgaard
Dept. Hematology, Odense University Hospital
+45 65 41 11 55
Niels.Abildgaard@rsyd.dk

Feasibility Coordinator
Sally Grant
Dept. Hematology, Odense University Hospital
+45 24 96 15 44
Sally.Grant@rsyd.dk

Center Facilitator
Ask Aabenhus
+45 30 10 04 66
aaa@trialnation.dk

For further information:

Infectious Disease and Immune Modulation

Trial Nation Center for Infectious Disease and Immune Modulation consists of:

• Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet
• Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre
• Department of Infectious Diseases, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde
• Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital
• Department of Infectious Diseases, Aalborg University Hospital
• Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital

Medical lead:
Professor Lars Østergaard, Aarhus University Hospital

Feasibility coordinator
MD, Nina Breinholt Stærke, Aarhus University Hospital
+45 40 45 97 81
ninase@rm.dk

Center Facilitator
Kirsten Bødker, Trial Nation
+4540750853
kib@trialnation.dk

For further information:

Oncology

Trial Nation Center for Oncology consists of:

• Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Dept. of Oncology
• Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Dept. of Paediatrics & Adolescence
• Herlev & Gentofte Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Little Belt Hospital – Vejle Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Odense University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Regional Hospital Unit West – Herning Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Zealand University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Aalborg University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology
• Aarhus University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology

Medical Lead
Chief Consultant Kristoffer Staal Rohrberg
The Phase I Unit, Dept. of Oncology, Rigshospitalet (University Hospital of Copenhagen)
+45 3545 6353
kristoffer.staal.rohrberg@regionh.dk

Feasibility Coordinator
Laurine Harsløf
The Phase I Unit, Dept. of Oncology, Rigshospitalet (University Hospital of Copenhagen)
+45 3545 8137
laurine.bente.schram.harsloef@regionh.dk

Center Facilitator
Ask Aabenhus
Trial Nation
+45 3010 0466
aaa@trialnation.dk

For further information:

Respiratory medicine

The Trial Nation Center for Respiratory Disease consists of:

• Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hvidovre Hospital
• Respiratory Research Unit, Bispebjerg University Hospital
• Respiratory Research Unit, Næstved Hospital
• Department of Respiratory Medicine, Odense University Hospital
• Department of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy, Aarhus University Hospital
• Department of Respiratory Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital

Medical lead:
Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
Professor, Chief Medical Officer
Charlotte.suppli.ulrik@regionh.dk

Feasibility coordinator
Gitte Alstrup, Study Nurse
+45 3192 4376
gahn@regionsjaelland.dk

Center Facilitator
Annette Buusman, Trial Nation
+45 2442 5855
abu@trialnation.dk

For further information:

Other therapeutic areas

Trial Nation’s regionally anchored network of advisers helps you identify and get in touch with the appropriate clinical researchers within your medical area. We cover all medical areas and trial phases.

Trial Nation provides a streamlined assessment and start-up process for clinical trials in Denmark by providing a single point of contact for national evaluation of any feasibility inquiry.

Get in touch with Trial Nation and start the process today.

You can reach us at pharma@trialnation.dk

Medtech (all therapeutic areas)

We use this form to guide our interactions with companies and innovators – please fill out this form to confirm that your request is regarding a clinical trial.

Free of charge, Trial Nation offers companies within the medtech industry with matchmaking with appropriate hospital departments.

We also wish to draw your attention to the resource available at the Danish Medicines Agency. Book a meeting with the Agency to receive regulatory guidance relevant to you. Read more here (in Danish).

Please get in touch with Trial Nation, if you or your company would like to receive more information on clinical trials in relation to medtech in Denmark.

You can reach us at medtech@trialnation.dk

National networks

Trial Nation hosts clinical trial related networks across the five regions. For more information about the networks use the drop-down menu below:

Psychiatry

Descripton incoming

Paediatrics

The Trial Nation paediatric research network DanPedMed can give you access to paediatric specialists across all Danish hospitals.

Contact: Pernille Skovby, National Coordinator

 pernille.skovby@regionh.dk

+45 24 79 72 52

Trial Unions

Trial Nation hosts clinical trial related unions across the five regions. For more information about the unions use the drop-down menu below:

Neurology

To learn more about the neruology Trial Union, please see the one-pager here: 

Nephrology

To learn more about the nerphrology Trial Union, please see the one-pager here: 

Feasibility process

Trial Nation offers coordination of a quick and efficient feasibility process within all disease areas for companies wishing to conduct clinical trials in Denmark. Trial Nation facilitates a streamlined assessment and start-up process for clinical trials in Denmark by providing the industry with a single point of contact for national evaluation of any feasibility inquiry.

Interested in the number of patients with a specific disease to improve your recruitment strategy? Get in touch with us to receive an estimate of patient recruitment potential.

Get in touch with Trial Nation and start your process today.

You can reach us at contact@trialnation.dk

Investigator identification

Trial Nation’s regionally anchored network of advisers helps you identify and get in touch with the appropriate clinical researchers within your medical area. We cover all therapeutic areas and trial phases.

For an effective facilitation please provide information on:

  • Indication and primary objective of the trial
  • Trial phase (I-IV) or corresponding for medtech trials
  • Trial type (randomized, single arm etc)
  • Trial medication/device/diagnostic concerned
  • Patient population, indication or clinical speciality
  • Suggestion for relevant clinical speciality and any requirements for specific expertise or equipment
  • Name and contact details for contacts already made to Danish clinical researchers
  • Inclusion- and exclusioncriteria (optional)
  • Synopsis (optional)
  • Expected timeline for trial start (optional)
  • International or national trial (optional)

For requests related to centers and networks please get in touch at contact@trialnation.dk.

For requests outside established national centers- and networks please get in touch at pharma@trialnation.dk or medtech@trialnation.dk.

Infrastructure of Clinical Trials In Denmark

Access a detailed national overview of the Danish healthcare system in relation to clinical research. We also provide links to comprehensive information of Danish research units and their research strategies.

Download here, and read about authorities, hospital owners and the elements of Danish healthcare. All in relation to clinical research.

Detailed overview of research strategies and research units:

Here, collected in one document, we provide information on Danish clinical research units, and links to their strategies for research: Download

Decentralized Clinical Trials

In Trial Nation we are further strengthening our efforts in patient-centered decentralized clinical trials (DCT) in Denmark.

We accelerate the development of better framework conditions for conducting decentralized clinical trials in Denmark by facilitating close collaboration between authorities, public- and private partners, patients, and researchers.

  • Trial Nation is a part of the first Innovation Fund Denmark project focusing on digitalization of clinical trials, the VCT project.
  • Trial Nation is an active part of the Danish DCT Dialogue Forum.
  • Trial Nation facilitates a committed National public-private collaboration that will take the next step in innovating and developing Denmark as a strong DCT nation. The project PACT – patient-centered decentralized clinical trials is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and runs from 2022-2026. The project aims to support the implementation of patient-centered DCT in Denmark by:
    • reducing the barriers for patients, health care personnel to participate in and for companies to perform industry-initiated clinical trials in Denmark.
    • enable patients to participate in clinical trials from their home or community
    • support the development of a value-creating health care system focused on patient-centered care.
  • Trial Nation contributed to the development of a publication on DCTs in Denmark that aims to inform, inspire, and invite for further dialogue.
    • Download the DCT publication here
    • Visit Healthcare Denmark’s website, to listen to an interview series with insights and perspectives from the Danish authorities, clinicians, patients, and the industry about performing DCTs in Denmark.

To hear more about Trial Nations activities within DCT please reach out to:

Michelle Rosgaard Birknow
Head of Decentralized Clinical Trials Development
mrb@trialnation.dk

Decentralized Clinial Trials Guidelines
  • Please visit the Danish Medicines Agency to find the Danish DCT guidance paper on implementation of decentralized elements in clinical trials with medicinal products.