As part of our financial sustainability commitment, we implemented a cost recovery model to the service we are providing. While the donation of samples and data are totally voluntary and free for research use, the cost incurred are the administrative effort for sample procurement and respective services. We have been able to subsidise the cost by 40-50% (academics) and sometimes share the cost across multiple projects thanks to ongoing funding support from Victorian Department of Health through Victorian Cancer Agency. Currently the cost recovery supports 15-20% of our operating expenses.

We tailor our cost recovery schedules to cater to academic and commercial ventures. To our partners, in recognition of their significant in-kind contributions (e.g. consortium members), we offer a 20% discount. 

While we can’t fully offset the cost associated to biobanking services, we strive to create affordable and transparent pricing for the research community. We publish the cost recovery schedule for our standard services online and work towards benchmarking with sector market.

We are committed to continually improving the affordability of our resources and services. 

The Victorian Cancer Biobank through the Cancer Council Victoria as Lead Agency is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency, a business unit of the Department of Health.

RAP Victorian Cancer Biobank would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.

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Consortium members

Cancer Council Victoria Austin Health Eastern Health Monash Health Peter Mac Royal Melbourne Hospital

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