Research Participant Advocate

The Research Participant Advocacy Program offers consulting expertise on human subjects and regulatory issues, IRB applications, the informed consent process, study feasibility and good clinical practice (GCP).

Our advocates serve as a resource to research teams and research participants by reviewing applications to the Clinical Research Unit to assure high standards for human subjects protections. Contact our team to review consent forms, protocol or data and safety monitoring plans.

The Research Participant Advocate is available to participants or potential participants to address issues or complaints relating to research participation. They can also answer questions you  may have about research in general or assist you during the consent process.

Additional Information:

Contact Us: 

Liz Martinez, RN, BSN, CCRC
liz@jhmi.edu

Frederick W. Luthardt, DBe, MA
fluthar1@jhmi.edu