Category Archive: Child of Programs & Resources

ICTR Informatics Core (i2c)


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 […]

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. ClinicalTrials.gov Program Because all clinical trials funded in whole or in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to be registered and reported, we provide investigators with instructions to stay in compliance through our ClinicalTrials.gov program. Read more. Drug and Device Resource Service (DDRS) DDRS provides tools needed to help manage the development and use of investigational drugs and devices in research. The service is available for […]

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.) Resources: BioMed Central Publication (Supported by the ICTR detailing survey results of academic organizations) Mayo-Wilson E, Heyward J, Keyes A, Reynolds J, White S, Atri N, Alexander C, Omar A, Ford DE, on behalf of the National Clinical Trials Registration and Results Reporting Taskforce Survey Subcommittee. Clinical trial registration and reporting: […]

Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Support


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.                              

Clinical Research Units


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 […]