HSIP Payments

A human subject incentive payment is a payment given to an individual as compensation for participating in a research study.  At the University of Michigan, the Human Subject Incentive Program (HSIP) staff oversees and administers the payment process. If you need subject incentives, please complete the HSIP request form here.

Request Incentives

Please have the information below ready to complete the HSIP request form.

  • Principal Investigator's name
  • Principal Investigator's uniqname
  • Project title                       
  • HUM # for project
  • Name(s) and uniqname(s) of study team member picking up incentives at cashier
  • Payment type (card, cash, check, or coupon) and whether it will be distributed to researcher or directly to subjects
  • If necessary, include a subject details spreadsheet. This information is required for checks and cards mailed directly to subjects. If you attach a subject details spreadsheet, be sure to encrypt the email before sending. For information about email encryption, see the instructions from UM-Flint ITS Helpdesk.
  • Total amount of incentives
  • Amount each incentive
  • Number of incentives
  • Desired distribution date
  • Shortcode for billing

Giftcards

To Researcher

  • When HSIP releases the payment, someone from the UM-Flint Office of Research will email to you a subject information form, which will act as receipts when you distribute the cards.
  • Cards arrive at UM-Flint Cashier
  • Flint Cashier contacts study team/custodians to verify the card load and arrange a pick up
    • The load-as-you-go option allows you to load specific cards by request, once you've distributed them to the subjects.  When you're ready to load, send your request via email to subject-incentives@umich.edu, and include the HSIP Control ID, Card ID numbers of the cards you want loaded, and the amount to be loaded to each card.
  • Study team/custodian picks up cards at UM-Flint Cashier      
  • Submit receipts by dropping off at the UM-Flint Office of Research, 4203 WSW, or via encrypted email.
  • Returning unused cards by completing this form here.
    • take unopened, unmarked cards to the Flint cashier

Mailed To Subject

Card Reloads

Cash to Researcher

  • When HSIP releases the payment, someone from the UM-Flint Office of Research will email to you a subject information form, which will act as receipts when you distribute the cash to your participants.
  • Pick-up cash at UM-Flint Cashier
  • Distribute cash and complete receipts
  • Submit receipts by dropping off at the UM-Flint Office of Research, 4203 WSW, or via encrypted email.
  • Return unused cash to cashier with a completed cash receipt ticket

Check to Subject