Access to INTEGRA
The INTEGRA research infrastructure is aligned with the principles described in the European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures.
Research projects are based on strong collaborations between one of the core users and internal or external academic research partners, including short-term or long-term visiting scientists such as PhD-students and postdocs.
Larger research projects will be discussed in the steering committee in order to assess resource needs and allocate instrument time.
Visiting scientists will typically spend several weeks at SDU for training, sample preparation, mass spectrometry and data analysis using our specialized software.
Extraordinary costs for consumables (enzymes, stable isotope labeling reagents, chromatography columns, etc.) are covered in full by the project collaboration partner.
The mass spectrometry research groups at SDU have extensive experience in industrial collaborations, from small ad hoc projects to industrial PhD projects (3-years) and innovation-consortia. We have formalized collaboration agreements with a number of Danish pharma, dairy and biotech companies.
SME’s and incubators/start-ups will initially have access to the research infrastructure under the same conditions as academic collaborators, if infrastructure capacity suffices. Larger initiatives involving SME’s or incubators will require fee-for-service contracts (see below).
Larger industrial companies (e.g. food industry, pharma and biotech) will have access to the research infrastructure after signing a collaboration and/or fee-for-service agreement with SDU, including details of intellectual property and confidentiality, as specified by Danish law. The INTEGRA director and SDU research and innovation office (RIO) will participate in contract negotiations, budgeting and management of industrial collaborations.