The IRB has a federally mandated responsibility to protect human subjects involved in research. The efforts and expertise required to achieve this are substantial.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021 the fee schedule for the Bridgeport Hospital Institutional Review Board protocol submission and subsequent action is as follows:
Initial Review: A $4,000 fee will be billed with the fully executed Clinical Trial Agreement. This fee covers the cost of reviewing the protocol, informed consent document, investigator's brochure, any advertisements and translations, as well as amendments, administrative letters, and serious adverse events. Payment is expected within 30 days of submission. Subject enrollment will not be permitted until receipt of payment.
Annual Review: A $750 fee per year will be billed with the annual review reminder. This fee covers any action required following the initial review, i.e., annual review, reporting of adverse events and all other communication.
Amendments: A $500 fee will be billed for major amendments (full IRB review).
Amendments: A $250 fee will be billed for minor amendments (expedited review).
Payment is expected within 30 days of IRB action, independent of the IRB decision Non-payment will result in temporary/ permanent cessation of subject enrollment at Bridgeport Hospital.
Checks should be made payable to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, Institutional Review Board Account #1210.
Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to Evelyn Colon, IRB Administrator, at 203-384-4549.