DTU’s requisitioners of scientific advice comprise both Danish authorities and international institutions.
DTU has long-term strategic partnership agreements with a range of Danish ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Food, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, as well as their various agencies.
At international level, DTU has agreements with, for example, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). In addition, DTU has partnership agreements with the UN World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Generally speaking, DTU provides scientific advice through two different types of partnership agreement. Around two-thirds of DTU’s scientific advice is delivered through strategic Framework agreements
between DTU and the authority in question. The remaining third of DTU’s scientific advice is supplied via individual partnership contracts, which are typically of a more short-term and limited nature.
A common trait of all the agreements is that they describe the legal conditions, academic services, finance, partnership fora and reporting conditions for the partnership in question, see Concept for scientific advice.