Compensation can be paid to human subject participants involved in research studies.
Human subject compensation can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including same-day cash, same-day gift cards, and future payments via a check from UMass. Regardless of the method you choose, all compensation to human subjects must be tracked and accounted for. Particular stringency must be applied when funding from a grant.
Details about Human Subject Compensation can be found on the SPHHS Business Center website.
Cash advances are commonly sought to fund human subject expenses. To request a cash advance, please populate an Advance Request form and send to Aaron Tauscher (firstname.lastname@example.org) for department approval. A signed advance request form, along with the PI’s IRB, can be sent to email@example.com as noted on the form. Please always copy in Aaron for additional tracking of the advance.
Subjects unaffiliated with the University no longer fill out a W-9 form to be initiated as a UMass vendor. Instead, an invitation is sent to the subject from BuyWays to self-register in the UMass Supplier Portal (Supplier Self-Service Tool). Please send Darlene the Supplier’s First Name, Last Name, and Email Address so that an invitation can be generated.