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Fee Structure

In order to meet the growing costs associated with the review of research involving human subjects the ASU IRB began charging a fee for all protocols funded by private industry sponsors effective on May 1, 2009.  There is no charge for research funded from other sources or for unfunded research.  The fee is not based on whether the project is actually initiated, but rather on the fact that the project received review by the ASU IRB. The fee is paid up-front at the time of protocol submission and covers the initial and subsequent review of amendments and adverse event reports during the 12 month period of approval. Investigators and/or departments are responsible for the payment of this fee at the time of protocol submission. For more information, please refer to:

ASU Fee Structure
Review Type Initial Fee Annual Review Fee
Convened (Full Board) $2500 $1000
Expedited $1000 $  100
Exempt $1000 N/A
Amendments $       0 N/A
Adverse Events $       0 N/A
Final Report $       0 N/A
Internal Fee Payabe to ORIA for WIRB or other Affiliated IRB Review* $1000 $ 100

* Internal fees cover the administrative costs associated with the local contextual review and theongoing maintenance of the file. These fees are in addition to the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) fees: or other affiliated IRB charges.


Example A:

John Smith submits a protocol for research that will be funded by Intel Inc. for review by the ASU IRB.  The study involves no more than minimal risk and will be reviewed under expedited criteria.  The ASU fee due at the time of initial protocol review is $1000.   If the research will continue after the initial expiration date the fee for continuing review is $100.

No ASU fee is assessed for review of amendments or reporting of adverse events.


Example B:

Jane Doe submits a protocol throught the ASU IRB for review under the negotiated affliliation agreement with the Western IRB (WIRB).  The WIRB fee will be assessed in addition to the ASU internal fee of $1000 and both reeds must be submitted to ORIA prior to initial protocol review.

No ASU fee assessed for review of amendments or reporting of adverse events

If the research will continue beyond the initial expiration date, the WIRB and ASU fees for continuing review will be assessed at the time of protocol submission.

Instructions for Processing Payment
Investigators who wish to have a project reviewed by the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) or are funded by private industry must pay the required fees for IRB review as outlined in the IRB Fee Structure listed above.
Fees must be paid by submitting a check or internal purchase order to the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) at the time the project is submitted to the IRB.  
ORIA is vendor EC51046 in the ASU financial system.
The IRB submission is done through ERA
Information on submission of human subjects applications to Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) can be accessed from the ORIA website or directly from the Western IRB website