A fee for ethical review only applies only to research studies sponsored by industry (i.e., pharmaceutical, biological or medical device company) or any other for profit organization.
An initial application fee of $3,500 CAD* per application covers the cost of the submission and initial review of the application. In addition, an annual renewal fee of $750 CAD* will be levied (at the time of the annual renewal) to cover the cost of the annual renewal and other on-going oversight, including amendments and unanticipated events. The Principal Investigator must ensure the sponsor is aware of these fees.
The UBC C&W REB Office will issue an invoice once your research project has been submitted on RISe. The Certificate of Approval will not be released until the review fee has been received. If you have outstanding fees, no new REB reviews will be undertaken until your account is brought into good standing.
If your study requires a Clinical Trial Agreement or Contract, a fully executed copy of the Clinical Trial Agreement or Contract must be on file with UBC’s University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO). They will notify the REB when the agreement has been executed and ethical approval can then be released.
For a current statement of your fee account or other specific queries relating to REB fee payment, please contact:
Administrative Coordinator, UBC C&W Research Ethics Board
*Note that these fee amounts apply to all new applications submitted after April 1, 2019. All privately sponsored studies submitted prior to April 1st, 2019 will continue to be charged the current ethical review fees of $3,000 for initial approval and $500.00 for annual renewals.
Mechanism for submitting the fee
Internal Transfer from a C&W or PHSA account
Please return a copy of the invoice with the C&W or PHSA cost centre information as indicated and signatures from the appropriate authorizing signatory to the REB office.
|Payable to:||Provincial Health Services Authority|
|Amount:||$3, 000.00 CAD (for initial review) or $500.00 CAD (for annual renewal)|
|Reference:||REB number (HXX-XXXXX)|
|Mail to:||UBC C&W Research Ethics Board|
Attention: Talysa Dhahan
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4
Attach a copy of the invoice and include the REB number (HXX-XXXXX) as a reference.