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Subject: REMINDER: New IRB Fees

This is a reminder that effective July 1, 2015, a new fee schedule will go into effect for research studies submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that are supported by for-profit entities. The new fee schedule is listed below and on the HRPO website at http://hrpo.wustl.edu/research-toolkit/fees/. These fees reflect current peer institution and industry standards.

​EFFECTIVE:  July 1, 2015

Type of Study Initial Review
(includes addin​g a sponsor with a
Any Time
Full Board Review ​$2,500 ​$1,500
Expedited Review ​$2,500 ​$1,500
WU IRB for additional​ 
​$1,250 ​$1,250
Protocol and/or Consent 
change required by
profit entity
Informed Consent Change
from Template Injury 

* Outside WU, BJH, SLCH

The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) currently charges for IRB review of any research studies that are supported by for-profit companies. This includes:

• For-profit supported studies

• Industry supported studies

• PI initiated studies

• Either clinical trials or non-clinical trials

There are no fees assessed for review of research studies funded solely by federal or state agencies, not-for-profit foundations, or for internally funded research.

Payment of IRB reviewing fees is required for all research studies that receive financial support from a for-profit sponsor, regardless of the designation of the support, for example: If you are only receiving drug or device, IRB fees will not be charged, however, if you are receiving any type of funding, for any other support, 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Because HRPO commits its full resources to each review, the fees are due in full, even if the study is not approved, is withdrawn after submission, participants are never enrolled, a research contract is never executed, or the study is terminated before the study objectives are achieved.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.

Questions regarding the fee policy may be directed to me or to Martha Jones, Executive Director of HRPO.

Richard J. Stanton
Associate Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance​


This information was authored by Carla Pinkston  

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