Commissioned research must be financed in full by the company ordering the research.
Financing provided by the company must cover DTU’s total direct and overhead costs.
According to DTU’s internal guidelines, the overhead budget for the project must, as a rule, be fixed at 180% of payroll costs.
A commissioned research agreement may include a number of terms that differ from the terms set out in co-financed research agreements:
- DTU may assign the rights to DTU’s results and consider the payment for the results to be included of the company’s financing of the project.
- DTU may keep confidential its own results from the commissioned research.
- DTU has insurance to cover any product liability as well as professional liability.