The solution was populated with more than 2,600 employees. To confirm your access, please send an email to [email protected].
Non-GW employees such as MFA staff must first be granted an affiliate account vis HRIS. An affiliate account provides a user with an "@gwu.edu" UserID. This is the username when logging into the Forte solution.
Once an affiliate has a GW UserID, they can be added to the Forte solution using step "a" above.
At enrollment, in the Forte solution, GW is not collecting the participant’s address. Therefore, the cardholder’s address defaults to that of the University. When a participant receives $450 in total incentives or stipends within a single calendar year, the Protocol users will collect the participant's address and W9 in preparation for a potential 1099 tax filing with the IRS.
It is our intent to use Forte as the preferred method of paying all study participants for studies starting after February 17, 2020.
Studies subject to IRB periodic reauthorization will file a modification to use Forte upon reauthorization.
On-going studies (as of February 17, 2020) are not required to use Forte for participant payments until their study renews or needs IRB reauthorization.
We understand there may be certain circumstances that make it difficult or inefficient to use Forte - confidential or blind studies, single payments, etc. If these instances apply to your study, please contact Donna Ginter at [email protected] or 571-553-4276. A mutually beneficial solution will be developed or an exception will be provided for submission with the IRB application.
It is not our intent to be a hindrance to the research community, but rather to provide administrative solutions to assist study personnel and university compliance efforts.