Fee policy for application of research proposals

Submission fees

The Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) values highly the contribution of medical research to the health and well-being of the community and the advance of scientific knowledge.

While the ABMDR believes that research is an important social good with benefit to the entire community, the primary role of the ABMDR is to maintain a bone marrow registry to enable the care of people in Australia and internationally requiring haematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplantation.

Given that the ABMDR is a non-profit organisation and seeks to facilitate both health care and research, we ask all researchers submitting their research proposals to the ABMDR to support this process according to their capacity to contribute.

Cost recovery fees

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.