Effective July 1, 2015
Type of Study Initial Review (includes adding a sponsor with a modification)   Continuing Review Any Time
Full Board Review $2,500 $1,500
Expedited Review $2,500 $1,500
WU IRB for additional Site/Investigator * $1,250 $1,250
Protocol change required by for-profit entity $500
Consent change required by for-profit entity $500
Informed consent change from Template Injury Language $500

.* Outside WU, BJH, SLCH

The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) charges for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of research studies that are supported by for-profit companies, for example an industry sponsor; this includes PI initiated studies supported by industry. There will be no fees assessed for review of research studies funded by federal or state agencies, not for profit foundations, or for internally funded research. Payment of IRB reviewing fees will be required for all research studies that receive financial support from a for-profit sponsor, regardless of the designation of the support. For example, If your executed agreement documents that you are only receiving drug or device, IRB fees will not be charged. However, if you are receiving any other type of funding, IRB reviewing fees will be charged.

IRB fees are non-refundable.   The fees are an assessment for the administrative costs associated with IRB review. Because HPRO commits its full resources to each review, the fees are due in full, even if the study is not approved, withdrawn after submission, participants are never enrolled, a research contract is never executed, or the study is terminated before the study objectives are achieved. HRPO requires payment of the fees prior to releasing the study for accrual.

When HRPO receives the study submission, an invoice will be processed using the department designated on the myIRB application form. In some limited extenuating circumstances, the HRPO Executive Director may agree to modify the assessment of IRB fees. All requests must be submitted in writing by the investigator and include a rationale for requesting the fee modification.

It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to incorporate the appropriate IRB fees in the funding agreement. Language should be included that indicates the funder will pay the IRB fees and should not designate a specific amount as fees may change over the course of the study. Be sure to include all applicable institutional and department overhead charges.