Category Archive: Child of Programs & Resources

Clinical Research Units (CRUs)


The Clinical Research Units (CRUs) provide resources at 3 locations throughout the medical campuses–Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 301 Building on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus. The CRUs are the safest, most efficient way to perform clinical and translational research and offer an indispensable resource that is widely used and required by our NIH funded investigators. Through protocol review, investigator mentoring, trained nursing staff, protocols performed on the CRUs are planned, vetted, monitored and performed under a similar safety standard to clinical care. All protocols are reviewed for scientific rigor, appropriateness of resources … Continue reading

Regulatory & Ethics Support


The ICTR offers education, expert advice and resources to better equip study teams to conduct research that is ethical, relevant and responsive to the interests of patients and research participants. Clinical Research Billing Compliance (CRBC) ClinicalTrials.gov Program Office of Human Subjects Research (OHSR) & Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Boards (IRB) Research Ethics Consultation Clinical Research Support Services (CRSS) Drug and Device Resource Service (DDRS) Office of Research Administration (ORA) Research Participant Advocacy Program

Recruitment Innovation Unit


We offer investigators and research teams training, consultations and a toolkit of evidence-based, field-tested recruitment practices. Services have been developed and offered in collaboration with experts in information technology, ethics, and patient and community-engagement. Each year, workshops, hands on seminars, and customized support are provided to help researchers achieve their recruitment goals. This includes a broad range of federally funded, multi-site clinical trials and research programs funded by patient and community organizations. New! Integrating Special Populations into Research Program (ISP) Cohort Retention Resources Translation Services MyChart/Epic Based RecruitmentHOPE Registry for ResearchersRecruitment Innovation Unit Consult ServiceResearch Participant Satisfaction SurveysRecruitment Innovation Unit Handout

ICTR Informatics Core (i2c)


The ICTR Informatics Core provides an integrated set of tools and services to help clinical researchers with their data needs.   Explore the links below to view frequently requested services or click the Contact Us button to get in touch with one of our staff.   Analyze data using Natural Language Processing. Manage your specimens with OpenSpecimen. Learn about the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave. Need data for COVID-19 research? Learn about the CADRE Committee. COVID-19 Epic Resources, Research Specific Tip Sheets, and Research Home Dashboard Updates. Get feasibility counts for your grant or the IRB. Gather data … Continue reading

Data Management/Quantitative Methodologies


Our team provides resources for quantitative scholarship and services for researchers through biostatistics, epidemiology and research design and computational biology and medicine. We follow best reproducible research practices when developing statistical products for our clinical and translational colleagues. This includes: Preserving raw data and making modifications using syntax files so that changes are documented Use of computer programs that integrate statistical code with word processing packages Creating well documented ‘macros’ and memos that annotate the major analytical steps and scientific decisions made in collaboration with the investigator. We maintain state of the art high performance computing systems allowing for parallelized … Continue reading

ClinicalTrials.gov Program


The ClinicalTrials.gov program assists investigators with: The ethical, scientific and legal reasons for clinical trials registration and reporting Which trials are required to be registered and the timelines Tips, tricks and helpful content to improve the process Up-to-date information on institutional and federal policies Direct effort upon request (billable/hr.)   Annual Reports 2020 2019 2018   Publications Addressing the quality of submissions to ClinicalTrials.gov for registration and results posting: The use of a checklist. Tetteh, O., Nuamah, P., Keyes, A. Addressing the quality of submissions to ClinicalTrials.gov for registration and results posting: The use of a checklist. Society of Clinical Trials. Published … Continue reading