Pricing for Quality Assurance for Dietary Recall Services

(effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)


Type of Service Price
Study Initiation Charge (depending on study requirements)a $1,125 – $3,940
Principle Investigator Oversight (minimum 1% effort)b $247/month
University IRB fee- only applies to industry projectsc $0 or $2,500
Data Entry Quality Assurance $18/recall
Quality Assurance Review $25/recall
Quality Assurance Review + DSAM $33/recall
PLUS Indirect Cost Rate (ICR)d

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Pricing for Quality Assurance for Dietary Recalls (effective July 1, 2023)
a Study Initiation (Setup) Charge – This cost includes preparing the University of Minnesota IRB application, developing a manual of procedures specific to the study, setting up a data logbook for participants, and training and certifying NCC interviewers on the study-specific protocol. Typical set up charge is $2,250 but can vary according to the complexity of the study.
bPrincipal Investigator Oversight – The University of Minnesota requires ethical, procedural and financial oversight of research being conducted at the University.  Dr. Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD provides general oversight for all NCC studies conducted by researchers outside of the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Harnack meets regularly with the project manager to review work priorities, assess work progress and overview timelines. She is available as needed to attend project meetings.
cUniversity of Minnesota IRB Fee – The University of Minnesota IRB assesses a fee of $2,500 for reviewing industry funded sponsored project IRB applications.  Continuing reviews will be completed for subsequent years of the project at no additional charge.
dThe University of Minnesota will apply (add) a facilities and administrative/indirect cost to projects based on established rates.  For NIH funded studies, the indirect rate is currently 55% for FY2023.