Charges for IRB Review

BUMC includes a fee for IRB review services in the budget for all industry-sponsored and foundation-sponsored studies that require IRB review.  The fees, effective as of January 16, 2013, are shown below.

Initial Review
Initial review of protocol and investigator $2,400.00
Additional investigators, multi-center studies $1,300.00
Continuing Review
Study renewal review (each site, at least annually) $1,300.00
Annual review of generic or non-protocol related materials $630.00
Changes in Research
Change to research – protocol, informed consent form, study brochure, and/or recruitment $420.00
Co-principal investigator or change of investigator $925.00


The indirect cost rate that applies to other items in the budget is also applied to these IRB fees.

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