As of April 1, 2017 the administrative fee has increased to $3500 (Cdn) and is required for REB review of all industry-sponsored research projects reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB), whether funding associated with the research project is administered through St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, McMaster University or Hamilton Health Sciences. The fee is payable for the initial review of an application to the HiREB regardless of whether the proposed industry-sponsored research project is investigator-initiated or sponsor-initiated. Fees do not apply to ongoing review of a REB-approved project (i.e. amendments, annual reviews, etc.). Please note the invoicing and collection of the fee is separate from the contract review process and therefore, it is not an option to negotiate the $3500 fee for REB review into the start-up fee.
The HiREB review fee invoice is sent to the sponsor within two days of the monthly HiREB meeting (invoices are sent electronically to the contact person named in Section 17 Q.4 of the REB General Application form).
For information regarding the fee, please contact Sahar Zarabi, HiREB Admin Assistant at 905-521-2100, ext 46243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.