Pay Research Subject Stipends

Compliant Subject Stipends

Subject stipends in clinical research studies should be scrutinized in light of several federal regulations and guidance, including:

When are Subject Stipends Compliant?

Subject stipends are considered compliant if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Improve patient’s ability to obtain items and services payable by Medicare/Medicaid;
  2. Are unlikely to interfere with, or skew, clinical decision making;
  3. Are unlikely to increase costs to Federal health care programs;
  4. Do not lead to over-utilization or inappropriate utilization;
  5. Are not raising patient safety of quality-of-care concerns.

UF Human Subject Payments (HSP) System