Category Archive: Child of Service Requests

Service Request: Studio Consultation


The ICTR Studio is a multidisciplinary service center that was created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research. Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community, it operates across all university affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease.  Assistance is provided by consultants who are acknowledged authorities in their fields, and is available for any phase of project development.  Studio consultants possess a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from content experts to help formulate the most relevant research questions, to methodological and technical specialists available to address … Continue reading

Service Request: Participant Recruitment


We provide consultation and coaching on the recruitment and retention of diverse research participants using evidence based and ‘field tested’ methods. Staff offer advice and guidance to help investigators and research staff identify and address recruitment barriers.  Our consultants have experience with technology and community-engaged recruitment strategies.  Below are two examples of our services Technology Based Recruitment   The Recruitment & Retention Consultants helped a research team recruit adults with chronic kidney disease by collaborating with the Center for Clinical Data Analtyics, experts in the use of electronic health records for recruitment.  For more information go to Technology Based Recruitment … Continue reading

Service Request: Research Ethics Consult


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

Service Request: OpenSpecimen


OpenSpecimen (formerly caTissue) is a bio-bank management tool used to collect, manage, process, annotate and distribute bio-specimens and associated data to selected users.  At Johns Hopkins, OpenSpecimen is currently being used in Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Oncology. OpenSpecimen offers a comprehensive feature set, including: Biospecimen collection, inventory, and tracking Ability to track specimen events (thaws, spins, etc.) Customizable support for storage containers (i.e. freezers, shelves, racks, boxes, position) User-definable forms for patient, collection event, and specimen annotations Flexible specimen ordering and distribution workflows Graphical custom report builder Integrated bulk loading capabilities for existing data Support for multiple biorepositories and locations Mailing … Continue reading

Service Request: Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Online


All investigators must submit an application to a Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning their ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) application. There are two ways to submit an application to the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs)– one method applies if you are using the School of Medicine eIRB system, while the second applies if you have submitted to another Johns Hopkins IRB. Please read through the materials below. First method: For investigators who apply to the School of Medicine IRB through eIRB. Begin by submitting an IRB application via the eIRB. When completing your application, you MUST answer “Yes” to … Continue reading

Service Request: Translational Laboratories


The Translational Laboratory Core is made up of ICTR supported labs that provide coordinated consultative help across several related programs, all focused on the foundational components required to effectively translate new drugs, biologics, vaccines, devices, biomarkers and diagnostics into clinical trials and eventually clinical practice. Submit a connection request for the use of any of these labs:

Service Request: Research Coordinator Support


The ICTR Study Coordinator Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program (SCAMP) is a two year internship program that trains inexperienced individuals to become study coordinators. This unique program consists of several components: an educational component, a resource component, and a staff networking component. The program has created a pool of study coordinator who are available to be hired on a part time basis by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. These apprentices are available on a free and low-cost basis, which makes the process of finding a part time coordinator easier, as well as provides junior faculty with smaller projects, or even seasoned … Continue reading

Service Request: Drug and Device Resource Service (DDRS) Consultation


The Project Specific Consultation Service includes a complimentary eight-hour consultation. Additional regulatory support beyond the eight hours can be obtained at an hourly rate of $72.00. What is a “project”? A project is a single IND or IDE application. If an investigator wishes to utilize the DDRS Consultation Service for more than one IND or IDE, he/she may do so. Each IND or IDE will be considered a separate ‘project’ and each will be provided an eight-hour consultation period free of charge. After the eight-hour consultation period has ended, additional regulatory support can be provided on a fee-for-service basis, for … Continue reading

Service Request: Center for Clinical Trials Study Design


Through the ICTR, Center for Clinical Trials (CCT) faculty members offer a consulting service on questions relating to study design and conduct. Housed in the Department of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the interschool CCT is dedicated to the promotion of clinical trials as a method of evaluation of preventive and therapeutic approaches to health problems. The goal of this consulting service is to provide intellectual and methodological input into clinical research studies and research synthesis initiated by faculty of Johns Hopkins University. Areas Covered by the CCT Consulting Service: CCT Study Design Consulting offers a thorough discussion and … Continue reading

Service Request: Community Engagement Program Consult


The Community Engagement Program offers individualized Community Research Advisor Consultations to researchers seeking: Community and patient input on research proposal design Assistance identifying potential community partners Guidance on survey design and administration All consultations are delivered by Community Research Advisory Council, a panel of experts comprised of academic researchers, health care professionals and community members. To request a consultation complete and submit a Connection Request or contact Crystal Evans.

Service Request: Center for Clinical Data Analysis


The Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA) assists researchers with accessing clinical data for research purposes. Services include: Preliminary, anonymous data for feasibility, grant applications and statistical sample-size estimates IRB-approved case-finding–for study enrollment (mailings, phone solicitation), chart review, and cohort/case-control studies Research data extracts – monthly/quarterly integrated extracts from Epic, EPR, Sunrise/POE, and CaseMix/Data Mart The CCDA is staffed with experienced data analysts who will assist you with access to data while also helping you comply with Data Trust privacy and security regulations. Here is how it works: Submit a request for CCDA services using our new iLab application:  https://johnshopkins.corefacilities.org/service_center/show_external/3796. … Continue reading