IRB Fee Schedules

All research sponsored by corporate entities expected to generate $10,000 or more in revenue will incur IRB review fees. Investigators must include IRB Review Fees plus the Universities F&A rate in the study contract/budget.

IRB Review Fees as of 7/1/18

  • Initial Review Fee: $3000 + F&A
  • Continuation Review Fee: $1000 + F&A (billed annually)
  • Central IRB Administrative Review Fee: $3000 + F&A (one-time fee when relying on an external IRB of record)
  • Payment Information

Contracts executed on or after 7/1/18:
IRB office will bill the study speedtype directly. Upon review of an initial submission or continuation review, the IRB Administrator will bill the study speedtype directly via Flat File for the IRB review fee. Approval documents will not be held. Local study contact(s) will be provided with an invoice from the IRB to keep on file that includes:

  • IRB study number
  • Name of Principal Investigator
  • Name of corporate sponsor
  • Amount Billed

Contracts executed prior to 7/1/18: IRB continues to bill the sponsor directly. Amount billed will match contract & pre 7/1/18 IRB fee schedule. Sponsor to make checks payable to:

University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
University of Louisville Institutional Review Boards
MedCenter One – Suite 200 501 E. Broadway
Louisville KY 40202-1798


Questions about IRB review fees can be emailed to: