The current cost guidelines for using the NIHR BioResource are outlined below:

BRC Principal Investigators/ Rare Disease Principal Investigators
The costs associated with courier and volunteer expenses (e) only will apply.

Private Commercial Institutions
An initial setup study fee (a), an enrolment fee (b), an existing sample fee (c), a screen failure fee (d), and costs associated with courier and volunteer expenses (e) will apply where relevant.

Item 2018 2019
 Set-up fee (primary local BioResource) £7000  £7000  a
 Set-up fee (for each subsequent local BioResource) £2000 £2000 a
 Saliva sample £120 £120 b
 Blood sample (per visit) £180 £180 b
 Enrolled volunteer (per visit for anything other than a blood sample) from £360 from £360 b
 Existing plasma/serum sample* £12 £12 c
 Screen failure fee £180 £180 d
 Costs associated with sample shipping and volunteer expenses (including all travel & parking costs) As applicable As applicable e




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