Vision & Mission

United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association is a nonprofit organization established under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance of UAE, whose aim is to reduce the genetic disease burden on the UAE population through effective prevention programs, and all its return over and above operating expenses is devoted purely to scientific activities and research.

To be a Pioneer in preventive program for common genetic disorders in UAE and the region

Strive to reduce the prevalence and impact of common genetic disorders in the UAE through preventative awareness programs, screening based on research studies and knowledge sharing, conducted by experts in the field using the most innovative and cost-effective technology.

Indirect Cost Policy
Indirect costs are general overhead and administration expenses that support the entire operations of a partner and that may be shared across projects. Examples include facilities expenses, e.g. rent, utilities, equipment for the partner’s headquarters, associated information systems and support and administrative staff such as HR, general finance, accounting, IT, and legal. While these costs may not be directly attributable to a project, they are real and necessary to operate as an organization.

Indirect Cost Rate
As a general policy, the indirect cost rate of the UAE Genetic Disease Association is maximum 5% (budgeted indirect costs/budgeted total direct costs). This maximum rate applies to the funds received by the UAEGDA and to the research funds that UAEGDA provides to other institutions.

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