Compensating Research Subjects

Kent State University balances its responsibility to maintain confidentiality of human research subjects with record keeping requirements of the State of Ohio, grantor agencies, and the Internal Revenue Service.

procedures for compensating research subjects

This document clarifies the University's procedures for distributing incentives or compensation to human participants engaged in research protocols approved by the Kent State University Institutional Review Board (IRB)

related forms


  • Questions regarding the process for making payments to research payments may be directed to AP at or x22607.
  • Questions regarding the tax issues involved in compensating research participants may be directed to the Tax Manager at or x28622.
  • Questions regarding the Institutional Review Board may be directed to the Office of Research Compliance at x22704.