Virtual data rooms (VDRs) are software platforms that permit users to store and share confidential documents in a safe environment. They are typically used in due diligence processes, but they can also be used in other situations. The majority of use instances involve mergers or acquisitions, which include the provision and analysis of large amounts of confidential data for stakeholders.

When choosing a VDR for your project, look for one that provides the ability to set up granular document permissions (not just print/view levels) so you can control who can do what. You may also want to look into VDR features like dynamic watermarking and two-factor authentication. a comprehensive audit trail for digital rights management.

Virtual data rooms are great for investment banking processes like IPOs as well as capital-raising and M&A. They require massive document-sharing. These spaces allow collaboration and communication between a variety of stakeholders, including those involved in due diligence, contract negotiation, and other. For biotech companies specifically, a well-designed VDR helps derisk the business and concentrates time and effort on transforming promising research into approved medications that improve the lives of patients.