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IRB Fee Schedule

POLICY STATEMENT REGARDING FEES CHARGED FOR THE USF IRB'S REVIEW OF hUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH

The University of South Florida Institutional Review Board is responsible for conducting the ethical review of human subjects research being conducted at USF to ensure research participants’ rights, safety and welfare are protected. 

Protocols for human subjects research funded by the following sources will be subject to IRB fees:

Sponsors will be invoiced directly by the USF IRB and must remit payment to the USF IRB. This guidance document (MS Word) clearly outlines sponsor responsibilities. Please feel free to provide the guidance to sponsors while contract negotiations are in progress. 

Protocols for human subjects research funded by federal, state and/or county funds will not be subject to IRB fees.  Additionally, investigator-initiated research and research funded by internal mechanisms (USF/USF Health) will not be subject to IRB fees.

In rare cases under exceptional circumstances, a fee reduction or waiver may be requested. If you would like to request a reduction or a waiver, please contact the USF IRB by email

Effective July 1, 2019, the USF IRB fee schedule is as follows:

  Review Type    
  Full Board Expedited Exempt
Initial $2500 $2500 $800 
Continuing Review $1000  N/A N/A 
Amendment $500 $500 N/A


Research reviewed and approved on/after April 1, 2013 will continue to be subject to the following fee schedule:

Type of Review Type of Review Process    
  Full Expedited Exempt
Initial $2200 $1500 $800
Continuing $1000 $500 N/A
Amendment $500 $250 $250