Essential Information for Human Subjects Research Teams Related to COVID-19

We understand that you may be experiencing challenges or have questions regarding conducting your research due to COVID-19. We established the ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center to help guide investigators through the complex process of performing COVID-19 research. If you have a question related to the conduct of research during this time of uncertainty, please be sure to check the Institutional Review Board (IRB) website for guidance.


We also suggest that you visit the Johns Hopkins Medicine Intranet website for the latest updates prior to working with any research participants. If you have a general question or would like to share a process that you think would help others, please contact the ICTR Navigators at We will make every effort to answer questions in a timely manner.