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Changes to CIRB Amendment Requirements and Fees

Dear Research Community,

The following changes are being made to Central IRB (CIRB) amendment requirements and fees in WVU+kc.

  • WVU researchers are responsible for notifying both the local WVU IRB as well as the reviewing IRB when the PI on the study changes. Study staff should submit an amendment to the local CIRB protocol in WVU+kc to notify the WVU OHRP involving any change to the PI.
  • Changes to study staff other than the PI no longer require local amendment submissions. However, the WVU PI is responsible for ensuring all study staff have completed the required human subjects training before beginning work on the research protocol.
  • Beginning January 1, 2024, WVU OHRP will charge a fee of $100 for amendments to CIRB protocols that meet OHRP billing requirements. As a reminder, fees apply to private or industry-sponsored research. Fees do not apply to government agency, non-profit, personally funded, or WVU-sponsored research. Refer to the Fees page for more details.
  • The IRB fee schedule for CIRBs will remain the same until January 1, 2024. At that time, the charge for CIRB amendments (including those to change the PI) will be reduced to $100. As the PI is responsible for ensuring local staff compliance, changes to co-investigators and study staff will no longer be required.
  • As amendment fees to change the PI will be waived until January 1, 2024, we encourage all researchers who are utilizing CIRBs to update the local PI before the deadline. Any changes to the PI received on and after January 1, 2024, will be charged $100.
  • Notify IRBs-Notifications fees for required reporting* will remain the same at $200. Note: see WVU OHRP SOP-010 Single IRB Reliance for details.

If you have any questions, please reach out to this office at Thank you.