The University recognizes the need to provide reasonable incentives for individuals who participate in research as research subjects. As such, the University permits payments and incentives under the following conditions:
- Payments to Research Subjects over $100 per occurrence must be paid directly to the individual via University check. Gift cards, gift certificates or in-kind payments over $100 per occurrence are not permitted as remuneration for participation in a research study. Refer to the University Check section within the Paying Human Subjects procedures and guidelines.
- Research Subject payments $100 and under per occurrence can be processed via University check or other methods including petty cash, gift cards or in-kind payments. Refer to the Cash Payment section within the Paying Human Subjects procedures and guidelines.
To learn more, please contact SSD Local Business Center at SSD-LBC@uchicago.edu and the LBC Business Manager assigned to your accounts will get in touch with you within two business days.
Financial Services: https://finserv.uchicago.edu/payroll/independent/subjects.shtml