Annual Reports

Clinical research is one of the most complex, yet rewarding missions of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  This past year over 600 research teams across Johns Hopkins Medicine, from our academic sites to our community-based sites, have contributed in many ways to our understanding of what treatments work best for patients.

We have created this integrated set of annual reports, from the programs that support clinical research, to let research teams know how we can work together. Please review to determine if you are using all of the resources and expertise that is available.

Capital Region Research (CAPRES)
Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA)
Clinical Research Units
ClinicalTrials.gov Program
Clinical Research Billing Compliance
Clinical Research Support Services
Investigational Drug Service (IDS)
Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center (JHBC)
Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN)
MyChart Recruitment Service
Office of Human Subjects Research & the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Boards (OHSR and IRB)
Office of Research Administration (ORA)
Program to Accelerate Clinical Research using EPIC (PACE)
Research Data Collection and Storage (RDCS) Service

Clinical trial activity continues to increase at Johns Hopkins with impressive growth in the last year.

Active Clinical Trials        Consented Patients

2017 Q2                     1,132                               13,408

2018 Q2                     1,237                               17,511

We are particularly pleased that the number of research participants who just enrolled in the clinical trials has also increased. Comparing 2017Q2 to 2018Q2 there was a 16% increase in the number of research participants who had recently consented to join a clinical trial.

Even with this growth, our measures of research participant satisfaction are particularly gratifying.  For the past three years, every 6 months we send out surveys to 500 randomly selected individuals who have recently participated in a clinical trial as classified in CRMS.  The survey was designed in partnership with our ICTR Community Research Advisory Council.  The results are posted on the ICTR website for the public to review (https://ictr.johnshopkins.edu/research-participant-surveys).  Highlights of these results include:

  • 75% of research participants rate their overall experience as a 9 or 10 on a ten point scale
  • 96% would recommend to friends or family they should join a research study.
  • 97% reported the consent form prepared them for the study
  • 92% reported they were always treated with respect and courtesy by the research team
  • 88% reported that they usually or always they felt like they were a valued partner in the research process.

There are areas where we can still improve our performance with research participants.  Research participants consistently comment on longer than expected wait times before or between research procedures. They also would like to learn more about the results of the study.  A small, but persistent number, of research participants are commenting on higher out-of-pocket costs related to the usual care component of clinical trials and delays in receiving reimbursement or payment for their research participation.

All of us should be proud of how we work with and care for research participants, particularly our research recruiters and coordinators.  None of us should hesitate to recommend patients consider enrolling in a clinical trial. There are many research offices than can help research teams.

If you have suggestions about how these programs might function better, please email us at ictr@jhmi.edu.