When the WU IRB serves as the IRB for a WU study and it is funded by a for-profit entity there are fees associated with the IRB review.
*Requests to change consent injury language incur an additional $500 ($750 effective 7/01/2022) charge regardless of other changes requested.
IRB fees are charged to cover the costs associated with:
- HRPO staff time spent screening and reviewing IRB applications and the associated study materials
- supporting the IRB committee in their reviews
- educating researchers on the IRB process and procedures, conducting one on one training with PIs, providing on-call and in-person support to researchers
No. When the WU IRB is reviewing a WU study only studies funded by a for-profit entity are charged fees.
In for-profit funded research, fees are charged on a per form basis for new submissions, modifications and continuing reviews. Reportable event forms, check-in forms and exceptions do not incur a fee. See FAQ “Will I be charged for all types of modifications when the study is funded by a for-profit entity?” for information about what types of modifications are exempt from a modification fee.
No. Charges for modifications do not include research team member changes (including changing ONLY the contact information in the consent form and/or footers). Also, changes required by the IRB will not incur a fee.
All other changes, regardless of the complexity or timing of the submission, will incur a modification fee. This includes modifications to the study that are necessary due to an error on the part of the submitter.
The consent template injury language has been vetted at an institutional level. Requesting changes to this language requires additional resources to determine if the changes will be accepted. The fee is charged to cover these additional resources regardless of whether changes to the injury language are approved by the IRB.
No. A fee is not associated with the review of these form types.
IRB review can occur prior to payment of the fee. However, IRB approval will not be released until the fee is paid.