Category Archive: 2017 Programs and Resources

Qualtrics Survey


What is Qualtrics? Qualtrics is the world’s leading enterprise survey company, used by 1,300 colleges and universities worldwide, including every major university in the United States. Qualtrics makes it easy to create and distribute engaging surveys. Qualtrics is free for use by all School of Medicine faculty, students and staff for research, evaluations, event registration and more. Surveys can be created and distributed by anyone with a current university login. In order to protect sensitive data, please use Qualtrics instead of Survey Monkey for your surveys. Beyond regular surveys, Qualtrics provides a rich set of features, including the ability to support: Sharing survey design … Continue reading

Computational Medicine Program


The Computational Medicine Program was created to support innovative biomedical research programs at Johns Hopkins University. It offers services and consulting for investigators interested in mathematical modeling of complex biological systems in health and disease. Models may be used to achieve quantitative understanding of and to generate hypotheses about disease mechanisms and treatments that can then be tested in the laboratory and/or clinic. Our goal is to serve as a scientific resource for investigators where bioengineers, computer scientists, and physicists will help physicians and basic scientists develop computational models. We can provide consulting on: selecting the class of models that … Continue reading

Research Nutrition Presentations


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Research Ethics Consultation Service


The goal of the Research Ethics Consultation Service is to help raise awareness of, and to assist investigators in resolving ethical issues throughout the entire research process.  Consults may be requested for ethical issues arising during study development, conduct, analysis and publication. Our consultants offer ethical guidance on the following topics:  Determining appropriate interventions to include in studies; Maintaining confidentiality in recruitment; Using alternative approaches to informed consent; and Responding appropriately when an unforeseen event occurs during data collection. To place a Research Ethics Consulting Service request, complete and submit a Connection Request Form. To learn more about the service … Continue reading

Metabolomics Program


The Metabolomics Program: Provides consultation to basic, clinical, and translational research teams regarding the feasibility, design, and costs of projects using metabolomics technologies (including mass spec and NMR-based metabolomics); Customizes metabolic approaches based on specific research projects/questions: ranging from simple assays to high-throughput approaches such as global metabolic profiling and stable isotope-13C, 15N-labeled on a wide variety of sample types; Provides extensive data analysis and suggest options for subsequent steps towards clinical implementation.   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Imaging Translational Program


The Imaging Translational Technology Core (Imaging TTC) facilitates one-on-one consultation with imaging experts for study design, imaging protocol development and study implementation. The core facilitates integrated use of imaging resources in translational projects and clinical trials and offers research imaging management infrastructure through the Johns Hopkins Medical Image Research Archive Center for research data storage and distribution Imaging also offers CORIS, a one week observership program for anyone interested in radiology. Participants have an opportunity to shadow Katarzyna (Kasia) J. Macura, MD, PhD, FACR, Professor of Radiology, Urology and Oncology. For more information and to schedule a time, contact Atefeh Ameri at … Continue reading

Proteomic Biomarker Development Program


Proteomics Facility couples mass spectrometry to one and two dimensional separations by column chromatography or gel electrophoresis to identify, quantify or characterize proteins and their post-translational modifications, that are present in complex protein extracts or isolated in solution, gel bands or spots from cells, tissues or body fluids. Metabolite profiling for small molecules from clinical samples Provides biomarker development support Marker verification, validation, qualification for clinical implementation Provides technology and analysis to maximizes coverage of key proteomes required for discovery Quantitative protein analysis methods including mass spectrometry and development of new technologies Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Biologics Translational Program


This lab offers: Biologic product development and testing Consultative support for biologic development Preclinical testing to clinical production for early phase clinical testing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility and expertise to produce and maintain (stability testing Cell lines Gene vectors Antibodies Peptides   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Medicinal Chemistry Unit


The Medicinal Chemistry Unit synthesizes small molecule when it is not commercially available.  This unit also supports structure-activity relationship studies. For more information, contact David Meyers, PhD.   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Secure Surveys


SAFE Desktop


SAFE, the Secure Analytic Framework Environment (formerly called the Secure Data Desktop/SDD), is a virtual desktop that provides Johns Hopkins Medicine investigators (whether engaged in research or other data-intensive activities) with a secure environment to analyze and share sensitive data (e.g. PHI, PII) with colleagues. Top Features Software: the SAFE is installed with productivity software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as statistical software, including SAS, Stata, R, R Studio, and Python. Other software applications can be installed for investigators willing to cover the licensing fees. Data sharing across study teams: the SAFE can be mapped to a … Continue reading