IRB Review Fee
As you are aware, universities are now charging a fee to commercial /industry sponsors of clinical research for IRB-related expenses. This is either a single flat fee, or a fee for initial review and continuing review. The funds generated by this fee are used to support the IRB and related expenses (e.g. accreditation fees, educational initiatives, or costs incurred by the IRBs). The industry sponsors are accustomed to this as an expected fee for clinical research projects.
Therefore, effective immediately, budgets for commercially funded clinical projects should include a one-time fee of $2,000, listed as "IRB Review Fee". ORI will send a separate invoice to the company for this fee and the income will be deposited in an account other than the grant account.
This fee is separate from any start-up costs that your department may apply or any costs incurred through the UKCRO.