ADEREM is a French non-profit organisation of over 210 physicians, pharmacists and dentists, all of whom are benevolent. They are all either University Professors or Hospital Practitioners and most of the time both. ADEREM is financed by clinical trials its members undertake as investigators, or any other type of contract that matches the bylaws of the association, but also by donations (under strict regulations) made by corporations or by private donators.
Donations can only be made by the pharmaceutical industry to non-profit organizations whose corporate goals are scientific research and are benevolent and as of January 2018 will be subject to a written contract.
Cases when a donation cannot be made in France:
If a pharmaceutical laboratory wishes to make a donation for instance, for the organizing of Doctor Smith's meeting on lung cancer which will be held at Hotel... in Marseille November 21st 2018, then that will be impossible on the following grounds:
We are legally governed by the 1901 law on "associations" and we are private.
What ADEREM takes care of:
We oversee the legal aspects of any clinical trial contract, an investigator member of ADEREM is involved in, if he or she elects to choose ADEREM as the "third party structure" in charge of that very contract. ADEREM has dedicated staff for that.
ADEREM has accounting staff as well as a CPA and an acting auditor. Accounting is a big part of ADEREM's tasks as it runs over 210 budgets. We make sure expenses are justified both legally and also according to our by-laws. We also invoice sponsors or CROs. Our members are not allowed to sign any invoice on our behalf. ADEREM is fast in conducting operations, hence making life easier for our members who find, with us, a way to bypass tedious red tape they are at times confronted with in hospitals or with the administration at large.
ADEREM awards grants to students or practitioners once a year. On average 5 to 8 grants are awarded each year.