The Heartland Institutional Board fees are based on the nature and complexity of the proposed research or program evaluation.

SUBJECT: Fee schedule statement
Effective July 1, 2018

Heartland Institutional Review Board (HIRB) is a commercial IRB comprised of experienced researchers from a variety of disciplines who are dedicated to finding solutions through research and evaluation processes.

Our goal is to offer expert review of research and program evaluation protocols and instruments while providing our clients with clear and informative feedback to ensure compliance with regulations for ethical treatment of human subjects.

Our primary purpose is to protect the rights of human subjects as it pertains to research and program evaluation in the social sciences and program evaluation. Using our electronic submission system, HIRB offers expert review of protocols and instruments within a 15-business day turnaround time; providing an approval letter within 8 hours of the committee's approval.

Service July 2018July 2024
Initial Protocol Review $875 $950
Annual Renewal (includes revisions) $275 $325
Revisions outside of annual Renewal (per occurrence) $150 $195
Expedited fee (same-day turnaround) $150 $200
  • There will continue to be no additional charge for participants and sites added to the study once the study has commenced. However, HIRB must be notified in writing of each added site, which must be accompanied by an approval letter from the site's supervisor. There will also be no fee for additional researchers or changes to PI.
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