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Processing of personal data in EUopSTART applications

Read about how we process your personal data in EUopSTART applications. It covers both EUopSTART - Horizon Europe - and EUopSTART - The European Defence Fund.

Data Controller

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science is data controller of the processing of your personal data regarding your application to EUopSTART. If you have any questions with regards to the processing of the personal data in your application, please contact:

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science 
EU, Research and Innovation
Haraldsgade 53
2100 Copenhagen E
E-mail: eurocenter@ufm.dk

You can contact the Data Protection Officer in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science by:
E-mail: dpo@ufm.dk
Telephone: (0045) 7231 8909
Letter: a letter addressed to the ministry “att: Data Protection Officer”.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science processes personal data as part of the administrative procedure regarding applications to EUopSTART. The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science processes the information you disclose in the application, among these your contact information.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is the General data Protection Regulation article 6, no. 1, schedule a. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data etc.

How do we process your data?

We process and store the personal data, which you disclose in the application, in the agency’s E-grant system. The main purpose is to process the applications objectively. We will not disclose the data to a third party.

Storage of your personal data

We will store your personal data in the E-grant system and subsequently use it to contact you with information about the result of the application.. We will generally store your personal data up to five years from the day we receive your application.

The right to withdraw consent

You can withdraw you consent at any time. If you choose to withdraw your consent, it will not affect the legality of the handling of your personal data before the time of the withdrawal.

If you wish to withdraw your consent, please send an e-mail to eurocenter@ufm.dk with the subject field: Withdrawal of consent – EUopSTART.

Your rights

You can read about your rights at:


If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science processes your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Danish Data Protection Agency. You can find contact information at:


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last modified January 15, 2024