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2010 IRB Review Fee Schedule Revision

March 3, 2010 - The Office of Research Administration (ORA) charges for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of research studies that are supported by industry or other for-profit companies. Since the last IRB fee structure revision in 2005, the number and complexity of human research protocols at IUPUI and its affiliates have increased substantially. Combined with rising administrative costs resultant from changing regulations, accreditation by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and requirements of institutional grants, the fee structure for industry-funded research is now being updated to help meet current needs.

Institutions around the nation are facing similar rising costs and have already established comparable IRB charges to adequately recover institutional costs. The increased income will be utilized to offset current budget deficits incurred as a result of unfunded research mandates.

Effective April 1, 2010, the fee schedule for IUPUI/Clarian Institutional Review Board review is as follows:

Type of item Definition Fee
Initial, Full Review New studies requiring review by the convened IRB $2500
Initial, Expedited Review New studies not requiring review by the convened IRB, but which meet applicability for expedited review $2000
Initial, Western IRB Initial, Western IRB New studies submitted to Western IRB
NOTE: This is an Indiana University internal processing fee and is not inclusive of fees which may be charged by Western IRB
Major Amendments Initial review of amendments which require review by the convened IRB $500
Full Board Continuing Reviews Initial review of continuing reviews which require review by the convened IRB $500

The fee applies to for-profit sponsored projects involving human subjects. Contracts that were negotiated prior to April 1, 2010, will be subject to the previous IRB Fee Policy (effective January 1, 2005). Indirect costs will not be calculated on the IRB Review Fee. The fee does not apply if the project recovers full indirect costs at the federally negotiated rate. Investigators and/or departments are responsible for payment of the IRB Review Fee if the sponsor does not ultimately reimburse this fee. There are not anticipated exceptions to the applicability of this fee; however, in rare occasions and under exceptional circumstances, a request for a fee waiver/reduction may be made in writing directly to the Executive Director for Research Compliance.