Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols

Fees Charged by UAB for Industry-Sponsored Protocols
One-Time UAB Fee Amounts 
  • $1,000: For "convened review" by WIRB or "expedited review" by UAB IRB.
    • When WIRB reviews a protocol, UAB charges a one-time fee of $1,000 for coordinating the initial review process and record keeping.
    • For expedited review of industry-sponsored protocols, the UAB IRB charges a one-time fee of $1,000.
  • $2,000: For "convened review" by UAB IRB of industry-sponsored protocol.
    • The UAB IRB does not charge a fee for providing convened review of protocols that are investigator initiated, are unfunded, or are funded by federal agencies or nonprofit agencies. The UAB IRB charges a fee of $2,000 for providing convened review of protocols that are sponsored by industry but will not be reviewed by WIRB.
Fee Payment
Investigators complete the Billing Information Form as part of the application materials. This form provides the OIRB with information necessary to coordinate payment of the fee through the sponsor.
 
Investigators should inform potential sponsors of this fee during contract negotiations. The UAB IRB fee should not be included in the protocol budget. The OIRB has prepared a "Dear Sponsor" letter  (available at the link) for the investigator to give to the sponsor. The letter describes the billing procedures, and the OIRB will process billing of the UAB fees.
 
For information about WIRB fees, which are charged by WIRB separately from the fees charged by UAB, please contact Ms. Margie Lawson (mlawson@uab.edu, 975-3923), Assistant Director and WIRB Liaison, Office of the IRB.