Single IRB Fees

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Office for Research Protections     |     Institutional Review Board (IRB)

February 18, 2022

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is now charging fees to serve as the reviewing IRB for multi-center and cooperative projects that designate Penn State as the reviewing IRB. The fee structure is based on a number of factors, including the number of relying sites, consent documents to be utilized, years of active study conduct, and anticipated modification submissions.  Researchers will need to include anticipated Single IRB (sIRB) fees in their grant application; the HRPP recommends allocating funds for the additional responsibilities that come with being a lead study team.

Researchers should consult with the HRPP before identifying Penn State as the reviewing IRB in a grant application.  Researchers should review the HRPP's sIRB information and complete a Reliance Request Form.  The HRPP will provide the sIRB cost estimate in a letter of support that should accompany your grant application.