Membership Policies and Benefits
This document outlines miRcore membership policies and benefits. miRcore reserves the right to update and/or amend the contents of this document at any time.
miRcore is a 501(c)(3) research organization with a vision of democratizing medical research so that anyone can initiate medical research that matters to them. We value science, compassion, and efficiency. We will keep working to bring about personalized medicine as common practice.
Our educational outreach program includes summer camps for middle and high school students, school club GIDAS (Genes In Diseases And Symptoms), a high school volunteer group, one-day or half-day camps and workshops, a Genes and Health contest, and a high school GIDAS research conference. All focus primarily on applying computational biology to disease research.
Once a year, we provide microgrants to innovative research on the year’s disease of focus. The winners will be voted on by 1) members and 2) donors.
Membership Benefits for Students
|Voting right for the disease of focus||1 vote in October for each school year|
|Summer Camp Discount||$80 off for one week, $40 off for another week|
|Research conference discount||$20 off|
|Voting rights for microgrants||10 votes (corresponds to $100 donation level)|
|Access to member-only contents||Collection of teaching materials and recordings during the school year|
Membership dues must be paid in advance and in full and are non-refundable. miRcore accepts payment by checks in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. financial institutions (made payable to “MIRCORE”) or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). Send payment to miRcore, 2929 Plymouth Rd. Suite 207, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
The term is a twelve-month period beginning immediately after the receipt of payment. Specific membership term will be informed to members by email. All member benefits expire with the end of the membership.