After you have finished designing your study. Press activate. In addition to triggering IRB review, it will trigger ProofPilot staff to reach out and make arrangements to pre-fund your rewards budget. Each situation is different, you may pay by credit card, by bank transfer – you may pay all up front, or for the first 90 days of your study.
ProofPilot tracks award funds for you, and will alert you if your balance runs low.