QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading medical research institute. The Institute’s research focuses on four areas: cancer, mental health, infectious diseases and chronic disorders. We are dedicated to translating discoveries into treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies. Working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, our aim is to improve health by developing prevention strategies, new diagnostics and better treatments.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
Like all medical research institutes our work does receive Government funding, however, this is far short of the amount of dollars needed. For every $1 we receive in Government funding, we need to raise a further 65c to be able to carry out the work we do.
Funds raised will be allocated to vital medical research projects at QIMR Berghofer, or refunded to you in full, as per your instructions given at point of donation.
Projects featured on the Microscopic Monument have been through an approvals process with ultimate sign-off by the Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer.
QIMR Berghofer is home to almost 900 scientists, students and support staff and more than 50 state-of-the-art laboratories. To give the best chance to the greatest number of projects, each crowdfunding campaign remains open on the site for a period of eight weeks from launch date.
Project funding is for items described by the project holder. All funds go direct to funding the project.
QIMR Berghofer is a registered charity and has DGR tax status.
All donations $2.00 and above are tax deductible.
If the project is successful in reaching its target by the project end date then no, all donations go direct to funding the project. If the project does not reach its target and you ticked the box to receive a refund, your donation will be refunded in full to the card you used to make your donation.
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Personal details are used to process donations and, where appropriate, fulfil your microscopic monument inscription on a microscope slide displayed and available to be viewed in the reception area at QIMR Berghofer.
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