These fees cover costs of initial and ongoing reviews of all new applications, regardless of whether the proposed industry-sponsored research project is investigator-initiated or sponsor-initiated.
A $500 (CAD) fee will be charged for all major amendments, which include those that alter the risk-benefit assessment of the research. The REB may also classify an amendment as major based on the level of review required to approve the amendment.
This amendment fee will be charged at the time of each amendment review and ONLY applies to those new submissions submitted on or after July 1, 2015.
The Principal Investigator remains responsible for communicating REB fee requirements to the Sponsor and for providing the Sponsor’s billing information. To streamline the fee payment process, contract reviewers at both Western and Lawson will make efforts to negotiate that the $3,000 REB fee be included with the study start-up fee when negotiating agreements with industry sponsors. Research accounts will be debited for the REB fee upon initial account opening for each agreement. Each researcher, or their delegate, is responsible for invoicing the sponsor for start-up costs (including the REB fee). When the contract reviewer is unable to negotiate the $3,000 REB fee into the start-up fee, Research Development & Services will issue an invoice directly to the Sponsor.
The sponsor is expected to pay the REB fee within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.