Funding

Celgene Corporation supports a variety of programmes and initiatives that offers support to healthcare providers, patients, and their caregivers. At Celgene, we are committed to creating a positive impact in each of the communities where we work and live. We are proud that our people devote their time and effort to volunteering in support of activities and events in their communities.

Our Support Principles

Celgene operates under the highest ethical standards and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
Any funding awarded is provided wholly without obligation to purchase, use, recommend, or arrange for the use of any product of Celgene or its affiliates, or on any business or other decisions you have made or may make in the future relating to Celgene, its affiliates or to Celgene’s products.

All support provided by Celgene will be publicly declared in accordance with our industry Codes of Practice and local regulations. Any such support requested from Celgene which is approved must be reasonable, modest and in proportion to the scale and scope of the recipient institution and must be likely to appear so to independent third parties.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a written agreement, which includes the commitment of the recipient to declare the receipt of funding from Celgene.

Funding will not be provided to organisations or events that are profit making.

Payments

Celgene will not make payment directly to an individual. Any funding awarded must be paid to an established institution such as an NHS trust, hospital or clinic for which the applicant works.

Types of Support

Celgene defines funding requests into certain categories which can differ from the terminology used by requesting organisations. To avoid delays in reviewing a funding application, it is important that requestors understand Celgene’s categories as described below. To apply for funding from Celgene, please click below to determine which type of support may be appropriate based on the nature of the request:


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Date of preparation: September 2018

Healthcare Related Donations

Celgene will consider donation support for events for external, independent non-profit organisations that share the Company’s goal of bettering the lives of patients, their families, and caregivers, and advancing healthcare.

This includes non-profit organisations such as those that offer health care activities, seek to improve general access to care and patient support, support programmes aimed at enhancing education.

Events include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient education programmes and events

For Celgene to provide healthcare-related donation, Celgene typically receives no (or insignificant) tangible benefits in return for such support. This lack of tangible benefit distinguishes donations from sponsorships (click here to learn about sponsorships). Examples of tangible benefits as defined by Celgene are; renting space for commercial or scientific booths at an event, right to free registration (s) at an event, right to perform marketing or advertising of Celgene’s general business interests such as recruitment, disease state/awareness and journal/newsletter/banner advertisement. Celgene name recognition, including in print materials, or registrations for a walk, are not considered tangible benefits pursuant to Celgene’s definitions.

In the event tangible benefits are to be provided as part of a donation request, such request may be considered a Sponsorship if it meets other criteria as described below.  In other cases, Celgene may deny the proposed tangible benefits to ensure that the requests fits within the donation definition.

Celgene will not provide donation funding for events that have occurred in the past.  Celgene expects that requests for donation funding for projects and organisations will be solicited from multiple sources.  Celgene will not provide donation funding for support of gifts, entertainment, social events, or any other types of expenses prohibited under the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) Codes of Practice. Donation applications generally require the following information to be included as part of a request:

  • Detailed information on an official letter headed paper regarding the purpose of the requested support and explaining how that purpose will be achieved, including the expected time frame;
  • All requests, to include a detailed budget for the programme or activity
    • The total budget for the programme/activity
    • Funding amount being requested from Celgene (this should provide sufficient information to determine what percent of the event or programme Celgene is being asked to support).
    • The detailed budget provided as part of a request should typically be sufficiently itemised so as to allow for Celgene to understand how anticipated expenses were projected (e.g. from a time and rate perspective with respect to services rendered by the requestor or obtained from third parties, and on a per-person basis for any food, travel and accommodation costs or similar pass-through expenses).

Charitable & Philanthropic Donations

Celgene Charitable & Philanthropic support is focused on humanitarian and social programmes, science education, and community giving.

Celgene takes a strategic approach to Charitable & Philanthropic giving by focusing on support for organisations whose mission is aligned with our priority giving areas including, but not limited to:

  • Civic and community programmes or projects that enhance the quality of life in the community
  • Health and science education initiatives
  • Health and human service programmes that promote health education, access to care or disaster relief/prevention

In order for Celgene to provide charitable and philanthropic donation funding, Celgene typically receives no (or insignificant) tangible benefits in return for such support.  Examples of tangible benefits as defined by Celgene are; renting space for commercial or scientific booths at an event, right to free registration (s) at an event, right to perform marketing or advertising of Celgene’s general business interests such as recruitment, disease state/awareness and journal/newsletter/banner advertisement. Celgene name recognition, including in print materials or registrations for a walk, are not considered tangible benefits pursuant to Celgene’s definitions.

In the event significant tangible benefits are to be provided as part of a donation request, such request may be considered a Sponsorship if it meets other criteria as described below.  In other cases, Celgene may refuse the proposed tangible benefits to ensure that the requests fits within the donation definition.

Celgene will not provide donation funding for events that have occurred in the past.  Celgene expects that requests for donation funding for projects and organisations will be solicited from multiple sources.   Celgene will not provide donation funding for support of gifts, entertainment, social events, or any other types of expenses prohibited under the ABPI and IPHA Codes of Practice.

Donation applications generally require the following information to be included as part of a request:

    • The total budget for the programme/activity
    • Funding amount being requested from Celgene (this should provide sufficient information to determine what percent of the event or programme Celgene is being asked to support).
    • The detailed budget provided as part of a request should typically be sufficiently itemised so as to allow for Celgene to understand how anticipated expenses were projected (e.g. from a time and rate perspective with respect to services rendered by the requestor or obtained from third parties, and on a per-person basis for any food, travel and accommodation costs or similar pass-through expenses).

Sponsorships

Celgene will consider sponsorship opportunities that support the Company’s goal of advancing healthcare and improving patient outcomes and that offer Celgene tangible benefits in the form of significant corporate or product promotional opportunities in exchange for funding. These tangible benefits distinguish sponsorships from donations (click here to learn about donations).

To qualify for Sponsorship funding from Celgene, a meeting must have a bona fide educational/scientific/medical purpose and related to disease states in which Celgene has an approved product or is actively pursuing clinical research.

Sponsorship excludes stand meetings sponsorship (for stand meetings sponsorship contact local Key Account Manager)

Stand meetings: Professional Regional/Departmental Meeting:

  • where Celgene pays for the right to display a promotional exhibition stand
  • where Celgene pays for the venue and/or subsistence costs directly to a provider

This type of funding request is not processed through this portal. Contact your local Key Account Manager for assistance.

The following types of entities may be eligible to receive a sponsorship:

  • Academic Institutions
  • Professional Associations
  • Patient Advocacy Organisations
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Societies
  • Third-party Meeting Organisers

Examples of tangible benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant product and/or company promotional opportunities
  • Journal advertisements for products
  • Banner advertisements

Celgene will not provide sponsorship funding for events that have occurred in the past.  Celgene expects that requests for sponsorship funding will be solicited from multiple sources.  Celgene will not provide sponsorship funding for support of entertainment, social events, or any other types of expenses prohibited under the ABPI and the IPHA Codes of Practice.

Events for which the primary purpose is education of healthcare professionals on narrow healthcare topics are typically eligible for support through Medical Education Grants (as described below) and should not be submitted for sponsorship funding.  Annual meetings and general therapeutic area subject matter meetings may be considered for sponsorship funding so long as significant tangible benefits are offered to multiple potential sponsors.

Sponsorship applications require the following information to be included as part of a request:

  • The nature of the event/programme to be funded, including a general description of the proposed attendees and number of attendees expected, and the healthcare topics to be discussed;
  • Documentation of the tangible benefits offered to Celgene by virtue of the sponsorship and confirmation that the benefits are offered to other manufacturers.
  • All requests, to include a detailed budget for the programme or activity
    • The total budget for the programme/activity requested from Celgene

Corporate Memberships

Celgene will consider general funding of organisations in exchange for direct tangible benefits to Celgene, including membership in the organisation. Direct tangible benefits generally constitute more than general corporate acknowledgment or recognition and should be clearly specified as part of the funding application.

Examples of Memberships include, but are not limited to:

  • National Societies
  • State Societies
  • Trade Associations
  • Public Policy Organisations

Celgene will not provide corporate membership funding for support of entertainment, social events, or any other types of expenses prohibited under ABPI and the IPHA Codes of Practice.

Corporate Membership applications require the following information to be included as part of a request:

  • the primary purpose of the organisation, including a general description of its mission, activities, etc.;
  • documentation of the tangible benefits offered to Celgene and confirmation that the corporate membership benefits are offered to other manufacturers;
  • available levels of corporate membership and associated tangible benefits, if applicable; and
  • a list of the organisation’s current or prior year’s corporate members and/or a website URL where such information is made publicly available.

Medical Affairs Grants

Medical education grant funding is provided for educational activities (live and/or enduring) for HCPs, typically in response to unsolicited requests from providers. These activities serve to maintain, develop, or increase the scientific knowledge or skills that an HCP uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

In addition to Medical Education Grants, this application process will also consider the following Medical activities:

  • Medical/Clinical Fellowships
  • Young Investigator/Research Awards
  • Other Scientific Events (Non-medical education meetings/events dedicated to scientific exchange on research topics)

Medical and Educational Goods & Services (MEGS)

Celgene will consider provision of Medical and Educational Goods & Service (MEGS) for services such as audit or nursing support or goods such as medical equipment which enhance patient care or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care.

Data Privacy

We inform you that the personal data you provide to Celgene will be used for the purpose of processing your grant request. Such information may identify you directly or indirectly or may be connected directly or indirectly with your identity. Your personal data will be processed to the extent and for as long as necessary, in compliance with applicable law. Celgene may disclose your personal data to its worldwide Affiliates and to any third party providing services to Celgene, for the purposes described herein and for storage purposes. Where Celgene or its Affiliates process information in countries that may not provide the same level of protection as in your country, Celgene will implement appropriate safeguards to protect information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure such as, maintaining binding contracts that require appropriate protection of information about individuals. Celgene and its Affiliates may disclose the personal data if required for compliance with the legal, regulatory and compliance requirements. Under applicable law, you may have the right to access and verify your personal information held by Celgene, receive a copy of it, obtain its deletion or the correction if it is inaccurate and object to certain processing. If you wish to exercise those rights you must contact the Data Protection Officer at Celgene International Sàrl, Legal Department, Route de Perreux 1, CH-2016 Boudry, Switzerland. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority enforcing data protection in your country should you believe Celgene processes your data unlawfully or in any way breaches your rights.

For further information on how Celgene processes your personal data, please refer to: https://www.celgene.ie/celgene-privacy-policy/