The ABMDR highly values the contribution of medical research to the health and well-being of the community and the advancement of scientific knowledge. There is no fee to submit a research application to the ABMDR.
Cost recovery fees
Given that the ABMDR is a non-profit organisation and seeks to facilitate both health care and research, once a research project has been approved all expenses associated with the conduct of the research, including identification, recruitment and consent of donors; provision of fresh or stored DNA samples; and provision of demographic/statistical data, are borne by the researchers. The ABMDR recovers the costs associated with each of these services through the charge of a cost recovery fee. These fees vary depending on the individual research proposal.