Is non-commercial research fee exempt?
Not necessarily. The exemption applies to all research projects not in receipt of external funding. Medicinal substances provided free of charge are not considered external funding but all other forms of financial assistance or support are. For example, if a pharmaceutical company makes staff, equipment, services or laboratory testing available for a researcher, they will be subject to fees levied by Fimea.
An application for fee exemption should be submitted in conjunction with the notification form.