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IRB Review Fees (October 2019 - June 2023)

Industry-Sponsored Projects

The University charges industry sponsors for initial and continuing review of certain projects.  IRB review fees apply to all clinical research involving human subjects (including chart review studies) that are funded in whole or in part by industry sponsors.

  • Initial Review | $3510 [Total amount reflects $2700 Review Fee + 30% F&A]
  • Annual/Continuing Review | $1300 [Total amount reflects $1000 Review Fee + 30% F&A]
Note: There is no charge for modifications, adverse event reports or violation/incident reports submitted to the IRB for review and processing. 

Commercial IRBs

If UCSD defers review to a commercial IRB (e.g., Advarra, WIRB), the HRPP charges a one-time fee for local administrative review and oversight.  This applies to all studies - regardless of funding mechanism.

This local one-time fee is in addition to the commercial IRB's regular review fees and should be included in the clinical trial budget.  The sponsor typically pays the commercial IRB directly for services.

  • Local Review & Oversite Fee$1300 [Total amount reflects $1000 Review Fee + 30% F&A]