Any studies under the oversight of the Advocate Aurora IRB will be charged an initial review fee and may be charged an annual review fee after that. For currently approved full board and expedited studies, we'll charge an annual review fee even if the study no longer requires annual continuing review.
For studies that have been ceded to an external IRB, we will only charge a one-time initial review fee when you submit the initial ceding request to the Advocate Aurora RSPP office.
Both. We'll only charge initial review fees once. But annual review fees apply to non-exempt studies until study closure. For more details, see the Advocate Aurora IRB review fee schedule.
No, all review fees are non-refundable.
Payment is due 60 days after generation of the IRB review fee invoice. We may send an invoice to the Aurora PI for investigator-initiated research or directly to the study sponsor if the study is managed by Aurora Research Business Services. If sent to the Aurora PI, it will be his/her responsibility to forward the invoice to the appropriate payor.
Review fees are non-refundable and still required even if the study is not approved by the Advocate Aurora IRB, the study is terminated or withdrawn before enrollment begins, enrollment never occurs, or research objectives are not met.
Nonpayment of Advocate Aurora IRB Review Fees will be addressed by the Advocate Aurora RSPP, in consultation with Compliance and the Aurora Research Institute. If payment is late or overdue, we may deem researchers or sponsors ineligible to participate in future research projects.
We'll consider waivers of IRB review fees on a study-by-study basis. See waiver criteria on the Advocate Aurora IRB review fee schedule.
We'll charge a fee annually for all non-exempt studies.
We will only charge a one-time initial review fee when you submit the initial ceding request to the Advocate Aurora RSPP office.
Maybe. The Advocate Aurora RSPP and Advocate Aurora Research and Compliance stakeholders will review Advocate Aurora IRB review fees periodically, and fees may be adjusted over time. We'll invoice the annual review fee for ongoing research under the policy at the time the review invoice is generated. For current details, see the Advocate Aurora IRB review fee schedule.