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FEE STRUCTURE FOR INDUSTRY SPONSORED SUBMISSIONS

The current Tulane University Human Research Protection Office’s (HRPO) fee structure for Industry Sponsored submissions became effective on July 1, 2018.  Industry Sponsored studies submitted prior to July 1, 2018 should follow the fee structure in effect at the time of the original study approval.  All Industry Sponsored Studies submitted on or after July 1, 2018 must follow the fee structure outlined here.  The HRPO charges an administrative fee for IRB review of all Industry Sponsored human subjects research projects. Fees are due in full at the time of submission and are assessments of real costs associated with the IRB’s protocol reviews. These fees are non-refundable, regardless of whether the study is approved; withdrawn after submission; terminated before study milestones are met; has enrolled participants; and/or there is a finalized research contract.

Interdepartmental Transfer (IT) Forms:

The IRB fees must be paid to the office using the Oracle Access Manager via the TAMS E-IT Access Portal.

Convened Review Fees:

Initial Review Continuing Review Revisions initiated by the Sponsor IRB Authorization Agreements
$3000 $1500 $750 N/A

Expedited Review Fees:

Initial Review Continuing Review Revisions initiated by the Sponsor IRB Authorization Agreements
$3000 $1500 $750 N/A

Exempt Review Fees:

Initial Review Continuing Review Revisions initiated by the Sponsor IRB Authorization Agreements
$1000 N/A N/A N/A

Local Context Review Fees:

Initial Review Continuing Review Revisions initiated by the Sponsor IRB Authorization Agreements
$2750 $1250 $750 N/A

Notes:

1. Each additional study site for which the Tulane IRB exercises oversight will incur an additional fee of $500.

2. Local Context Review fee applies to industry sponsored studies where the Tulane University IRB is not the IRB of record, but retains responsibility for local conduct and compliance oversight of the study.  

3. There are no IRB review fees for submissions sponsored by private or federal granting agencies or for non-industry sponsored Tulane investigator initiated submissions.

4. Sponsor initiated amendments require the payment of a $750 review fee.  Please note that amendments for local personnel changes, correspondence reviews and reviews of event reports are not charged a $750 fee. 

Natural code 8871 should be used when processing IRB fees for accounting purposes; it should be recorded using the Recharge and Recovery natural accounts. Please do not submit an IT using the previous codes of 6716 or 8811, as the IT will be returned and potentially delay your IRB submission.

Investigators are reminded to account for IRB fees during budget negotiations with industry sponsors.