contract with the study sponsor should provide for WIRB®
fees. As a result, you should have provisions for not only the
initial fees, but ongoing fees as well (amendments, annual reviews,
PI changes, etc). Note: when establishing your contract with your
sponsor you can either budget a flat dollar amount in anticipation
that it will cover all WIRB costs. However we advise to word
the contract such that the sponsor is responsible for all WIRB
fees (without an upper limit). Projects can take longer than
expected, may require more revisions than expected, and/or WIRB prices can increase over time (e.g. in 2012 regular fees increased approximately 25%). A flat sum budgeted for IRB
related costs can easily be exceeded before the study is completed since
WIRB charges for all submissions. In addition, WIRB will also write the informed consent form in UF's special Informed Consent template for a fee. We recommend insuring that your contract specifies that the sponsor will pay for this service.
NEW IN 2012: Effective June 1, 2012 WIRB has new fee schedules which can differ depending on the type of research you're conducting. Please read the following:
Fee Schedule 1
Fee Schedule 2: Phase 1 studies
Note: Phase I fees are from 2010, we have requested confirmation of 2012 fees.