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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 975-3923), Assistant Director and WIRB Liaison, Office of the IRB.