FEES & PAYMENT

Ethics Review Board

PLEASE NOTE FEE CHANGES:

For studies approved after 1 January 2023, there will be an annual fee of US$500 covering all continued oversight, annual renewals, questions, clarifications, and amendments to the study, invoiced yearly on the renewal date for the study’s duration.

 

For studies approved prior to 1 January 2023 there are no additional charges for annual renewals, questions, clarifications, or minor adjustments, but there will be a charge of US$300 for each amendment to approved research beyond minor changes or adjustments.

EXPEDITED REVIEW FEES

For an Expedited IRB Review, we charge US$750.  Expedited IRB approval usually takes a few days to complete once we have all your documents. 

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FULL-BOARD REVIEW FEES

For a Full Board Review, we charge US$1,500 for the first hour and $500 for each additional hour if needed.  Full Board IRB approval usually takes a little over a week to complete after receiving your materials, depending on the complexity of the review, and scheduling reviewers and meeting times. 

EXEMPTION REVIEW FEES

For Exemptions from ongoing IRB review, we charge US$750.   Exemption reviews usually take two or three days to complete once we receive all of your documents.

AMENDMENT FEES

For studies approved after January 1, 2023, there are no charges for amendments as they are part of the annual oversight fee.

For studies approved prior to January 1, 2023, we charge US$300 for amendments or modifications to approved research beyond minor changes or adjustments.

ADDITIONAL FEES

Reporting of Adverse Event - no charge

Study Closure - no charge

Ethical consulting and support desk- $300.00 per hour

PAYMENTS

After completion of your ethical review, we will email an invoice where you may pay by credit card, EFT, or check. Please note we generally will not invoice prior to completion of an ethical review, but payment for services is incurred once you submit your request.