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How to pay research participants

Gift Cards through NSU Bookstore
(preferred method)

  • Place order and pick up from NSU bookstore for chargeback to the department.
  • No Ariba required.
  • Transactions are posted directly to Banner.
  • Please work out the internal approval process within your department.
  1. Email Iliet Alvarez, Trade Supervisor, x22798 at NSU Bookstore at tradebk@nova.edu.
    Please include in email: Quantity, Dollar Amount, Department Name, and Index Account Code.
  2. NSU Bookstore will alert you when they are ready for pickup.
    The following dining and retail gift cards are available:
Dining Shopping Entertainment Phone
Wendy's $15 Pier 1 $25 Google Play $10, $25, $50 Verizon Wireless $15, $30
Applebees $25 Macy's $25 Xbox $15, $25 Lycamobile $34, $44
Outback  $25 Sephora $25 World of Warcraft $29.99 Lycamobile Plus $29, $39, $55
Darden Restaurants $2 Jiffy Lube $25 Playstation Plus $17.99, $49.99 Playlater (1 month) $9.99
(1 year) $19.99
Red Lobster $25 TJ Maxx $25 Playstation Store $20, $50 Global Direct (world) $5, $10
Olive Garden $25 Express $25 AMC Entertainment- $25 Global Direct (Mexico, Asia, Africa, Latin America) $5
Chipotle $25 Marshall's $25 Regal Entertainment Group $25 Boost Mobile $20, $30, $50
TGI Friday's $25 Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic/
Piperlime/Athleta $25
Fandango $25 T-Mobile $10, $30
Buffalo Wild Wings $25 Old Navy $25 Huluplus (3months) $23.97 Virgin Mobile $10, $30, $35, $45, $50
Ihop $25 Aeropostale $25 Game Stop $25 At&t go phone $15,$25, $45,$60
Burger King $10 Bath & Body Works $25 Nexon Game Card $10 Tracfone $19.99, $29.99
Whole Foods $25 iTunes $ 15, $25, $ 50 Guitar Center $25
Romano's Macaroni Grill $25 Ebay $25 Southwest Airlines $100
Domino's $20 Lowe’s $25 SOFTWARE
Subway $20 American Eagle Outfitters $25 Norton by Symantec -1 year protection $19.99 
Visa $25, $50, $100
*additional fee per card amount varies
Norton Internet Security $29.99
American Express $25, $50, $100
*additional fee per card amount varies
Norton 360 $39.99
GAS thinkEDU Software $100
BP Gas $50
BP Gas $50

Target Gift Cards through the Target Website:

  • Gift cards must be mentioned in section 28 A, B, C. - PARTICIPANT COMPENSATION of the IRB application and in the informed consent form
  • Go to the Target website
  • Download Target order form
  • Complete the Target order form, save as PDF
  • Complete and submit an Ariba check request indicating which Banner account number to remove the funds from and attach the completed Target gift card form. NSU will send out the check and order request form to Target and IRB approved Informed Consent Form which notes how many subjects will be enrolled at NSU. Target will process the request and will send the gift cards to the person requesting the gift cards.

Check

When paying research volunteers by check the study coordinator or PI designee is responsible for:

  • Obtaining a completed and signed W-9 form from the volunteer.
  • Submitting a check request through the NSU Ariba System. The submission should include study visit & date, the study banner number and account code #3118.

Please note NSU employees that volunteer to participate in a study are paid by completing the Special Payment Form that includes the study banner number and account code 1052.

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