Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols

Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Industry Protocols Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols

Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols

UAB Human Subjects Review Fee

  • $2,000: For "convened review" by an independent IRB (including  WIRB) or "expedited review" by UAB IRB.
    • When WIRB or another independent IRB reviews a protocol, UAB charges a one-time fee of $2,000 for coordinating the initial review process and record keeping.
    • For expedited review of industry-sponsored protocols, the UAB Human Subjects Review Fee is $2,000.
  •  $3,000: For "convened review" by UAB IRB of industry-sponsored protocol.
    • There is no Human Subjects Review Fee for review of protocols that are investigator initiated, are unfunded, or are funded by federal agencies or nonprofit agencies. UAB charges a fee of $3,000 for providing convened review of protocols that are sponsored by industry but will not be reviewed by an independent IRB.

Fee Payment

Investigators complete the Billing Information Form as part of the application materials. This form provides the Clinical Trials Office with information necessary to coordinate payment of the fee through the sponsor.

Investigators should inform potential sponsors of this fee during contract negotiations. UAB has provided the attached memorandum to explain the UAB Human Subjects Review Fee for industry-initiated and sponsored protocols.

For questions about the UAB Human Subjects Review Fee, please contact Carolyn Whitmire in the UAB Clinical Trials Office at cwhitmire@uab.edu, or 975-0699.

For information about WIRB fees, which are charged by WIRB separately from the fees charged by UAB, please contact Ms. Margie Lawson, Assistant Director and WIRB Liaison, Office of the IRB at mlawson@uab.edu, or 975-3923.