Are you a grantee?

Grantee reporting

The LEO Foundation is using the online reporting system, Researchfish® in addition to annual status reports, to monitor progress of the research projects we fund.

Researchfish® is widely used among both Danish and foreign funding institutions. The system allows researchers and research institutions to easily manage their research portfolio and to report simultaneously to all funders using the system.

Below, you can find a guide to the reporting system with information on grantee reporting requirements as well as how and for which purposes the LEO Foundation uses the data entered into the system.

Here, you can also find links to the most relevant help documents provided by Researchfish® – including the User Guide.

LEO Foundation Guide to Researchfish®

LEO Foundation Guide to Reporting Requirements and Usage of Data in Researchfish®

For questions relating to scientific input, please contact Scientific Officer Lars Kruse:

For any additional questions relating to technical issues, please contact Researchfish Support:

Terms and conditions

Communicating your research

The LEO Foundation has no intellectual property rights to results coming from our philanthropic activities.

However, we prioritize that the results are shared with the public, patients and healthcare professionals – for example through publication in peer-reviewed journals, oral presentations, or public awareness campaigns.


For the sake of openness about funding sources, it should be made visible (in publications, on relevant websites, etc.) that your project is funded by the Foundation, preferably using our logo.

Example: “This project is/was supported by the LEO Foundation (Grant #LF-OC-20-000xxx)”.

Please contact the grant team for further information

Anne-Marie Engel

Chief Scientific Officer

Anne-Marie is Chief Scientific Officer at the LEO Foundation and responsible for the Foundation’s grant activities.

Anne-Marie’s background includes:

  • Novo Nordisk Foundation, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Lundbeck Foundation, various positions including Director of Grants
  • Statens Serum Institut, Senior Researcher
  • The Bartholin Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Postdoc

Anne-Marie holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree as well as a PhD in tumour immunology – both from the University of Copenhagen.

Other positions

  • Museum of Natural History, Oslo, Chair of the Board, 2022-
  • Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, Member of the praesidium
  • Dagmar Marshall’s Foundation, Board member
  • University of Oslo, Board member (2013-2021)

Joined the LEO Foundation in 2022.

+45 27 38 60 59


Lars Kruse

Senior Scientific Officer

Lars is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s grants and handles scientific and administrative matters relating to the Foundation’s donations. He also works on further developing the philanthropic area.

Lars has a scientific background having worked in academic research for 16 years on projects ranging from molecular mechanisms in migraine over COPD to sleep disorders and osteoporosis.

Lars holds an MSc in human biology and a PhD in neuroscience, both from University of Copenhagen.

Joined the Foundation in 2017.

+45 30 46 42 91

Signe Rømer Holm

Scientific Officer

Signe is responsible for various areas related to the Foundation’s grants, both in terms of guidelines for applications, review processes and measuring impact. She is also involved in further developing the philanthropic area with new grant making instruments.

Signe has extensive experience in administration and grants. She has previously worked as Senior Grant Manager at the Novo Nordisk Foundation, as Administrative Coordinator at DTU Health Technology and as Project Manager at Innovation Fund Denmark.

Signe holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Danish Language and Literature from University of Copenhagen.

Joined the Foundation in 2022

+45 53 70 66 18