Novo Nordisk 

Compound Sharing

Novo Nordisk 

Compound Sharing

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Please find the answers to the frequently asked questions below. In case you have further questions, please contact us at compoundsharing@novonordisk.com.

How do I order compounds from Novo Nordisk?

On the Compound Sharing website, select the compounds of interest from the list and describe the scientific hypothesis (non-confidential) and experimental model. Accept the terms and conditions (no login required in order to read these) and place the order.

Who owns the IP generated during the experiments?

Any intellectual property generated by you when carrying out the study purpose as described in the compound request will belong to you. This is also described in the terms and conditions on the website, which can be accessed without a log-in.

When will the compounds be shipped after making a compound request?

Once a request is made on the website, the Compound Sharing team consisting of Novo Nordisk scientists will review it. We will strive to reply on your request by e-mail within 10 working days. If approved, the requested compound will be shipped as soon as possible (import permits may need to be provided to us, we cannot guarantee that we can ship compounds to all countries).

How much compound can I request?

You can order up to a maximum of three vials per compound and three different compounds per order. The amount of compound in each vial is listed in the ‘Read more’ section on the website for each compound.

What are the associated costs when requesting compounds from Novo Nordisk?

There are no direct costs associated with ordering compounds from Novo Nordisk. These compounds are provided and shipped free of charge.

Am I required to report back the data generated using Novo Nordisk compounds?

No, it is not a requirement to report the data. However, we hope that you will publish your data and we are always open to discuss new and exciting findings generated with our compounds. Please get in touch with our Compound Sharing team (compoundsharing@novonordisk.com) if you would like to discuss the data with our in-house scientists.

Can I publish my data?

Yes, you are free to publish the data and study results obtained from the use of the compounds provided by Novo Nordisk. Please acknowledge Novo Nordisk Compound Sharing in the publication using the following format: “NNCXXXX-XXXX was provided by Novo Nordisk Compound Sharing”.

What if I need more compound than offered via the website?

Please state in the purpose field when making a request if you require more compound for your studies than what is offered via the website. In that case, we will contact you to discuss the possibilities and a possible project-specific agreement.

Can I use the compounds for pre-clinical in vivo studies?

Not all, but most of compounds available on our website qualify for in vivo studies. If restrictions on in vivo use exist, it is clearly stated in the compound introduction on the website for the particular compound.

Can I get access to the structure and pharmacological data for the listed compounds?

Yes. For each compound, whenever available, we include calculated properties, structural information, in vitro and in vivo data, reference compound information and relevant literature references. All information can be found on the Compound Sharing website under the respective compounds and can be downloaded as a PDF data sheet.

Will I get any compound-specific handing instructions?

Yes, for each compound we provide suggested handling instructions on how to dissolve and/or store the compounds. These are located on the Compound Sharing website under the respective compounds and can be downloaded as a PDF data sheet. Please regard the handling instructions as a guidance.