Ethics Review Board


In early 2022 we will be moving to an online system for ethics review requests, and for management of documents and records. This is in response to greatly increased demand for reviews and for improved record keeping and efficiency of our operations.  More on that once we get set up early in the new year.


For an Expedited IRB Review, we charge US$750.  This is a flat fee and there are no additional charges for annual renewals, questions, clarifications, or minor adjustments.  Expedited IRB approval usually takes two or three days to complete once we have all your documents. 

HML IRB Research & Ethics

For a Full IRB Review, we charge US$1,500 for the first hour and $500 for each additional hour if needed.  

Full IRB approval usually takes about a week to complete after receiving your materials, depending on the complexity of the review, and scheduling reviewers and meeting times. There are no additional charges for minor adjustments beyond the initial fee.


For Exemptions from ongoing IRB review, we charge US$750.  This is a flat fee with no additional charges for questions, clarifications, or minor adjustments.  Exemption reviews usually take two or three days to complete once we receive all of your documents.


We charge US$300 for amendments or modifications to approved research beyond minor changes or adjustments.


After completion of the ethical review, we will email an invoice and you may pay by check, EFT, or credit card.