Compensate a Research or Survey Participant

Individuals, including VCU employees, students, and non-employees, who participate in VCU research or survey projects may be compensated through any of the below methods.

Compensation for research/survey participation must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when compensation exceeds $600 per calendar year. Principal investigators or survey coordinators must maintain accurate records of participants and compensation provided, and notify participants of applicable tax implications.

Procurement Methods and Instructions