Human Subject Payments


The UF Human Subject Payments (HSP) system streamlines the coordination, disbursement and tracking of the payment process for subjects in UF research studies. As a result of using the HSP system, participants and study administrators will benefit due to greater efficiencies. The HSP System is open and available to all of UF’s campus. Anyone who pays research subjects will need to use the HSP system.


The HSP system offers prepaid VISA cards, gift cards and cash for participant compensation. These payment methods provide a flexible, secure and convenient way to pay study participants while lowering costs to the university. Additionally, the UF Human Subject Payments system provides a “one-stop shop” for departments and a central location for all payments, improving turnaround time and reducing the overall administrative burden.


The HSP system module in the myUFL system ensures human subjects’ data is encrypted and maintained in a confidential and secure manner. Only those study investigators and associated staff with the appropriate security roles and adequate training are allowed access to this area of the system—and only to the studies for which they are responsible.


The HSP system limits the risk of non-compliance and misappropriation of assets by:

  • Facilitating departmental review and approval
  • Enforcing IRB certifications
  • Ensuring effective safeguards over cash, gift cards and prepaid debit cards
  • Enhancing required 1099 reporting