Become a Research Participant

Institution Review Boards

Johns Hopkins researchers partner with groups throughout the state and the nation to conduct many different kinds of health research studies, including clinical trials. Studies may involve participants with specific health conditions as well as healthy volunteers.

If you are considering participating in a study, it may be helpful to view the video below to learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  The IRB oversees all human subject clinical research studies performed at our institute to ensure that they are done ethically and safely.


Finding a Study

Many people might consider participating in research but do not know how to find studies that are right for them. The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research helps connect people with research opportunities.

Trials @ Hopkins is a searchable online database of the clinical research that is taking place right now at Johns Hopkins.  Incorporating internal data and entries from, Trials @ Hopkins can point you to a study that’s looking for research participants just like you.

Patients receiving medical care through Johns Hopkins Medicine may receive messages from My Chart about research participation opportunities. For more information go to My Chart Recruitment Messages.




Things You Should Know

Clinical Trials 101

What is an IRB?

Participating in Research: What is Research?

Questions to Ask Before Joining a Study

Johns Hopkins Medicine 2016 Research Highlights