Tag Archive: IRB

Protection of Patient Data


Johns Hopkins has multiple IT policies regarding the protection of patient data. Diana Gumas, Senior Director for Clinical Research Information Technology, is responsible for working with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Data Trust, the Institutional Review Boards, and the clinical research community to facilitate compliance with policies and address and resolve special data protection needs. The goals of our data protection policies are to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law; to safeguard and protect all IT Resources from anything other than authorized and intended use; and to provide protection to academic, clinical, financial, research, and all other […]

Research Ethics Consultation


The Research Ethics Consultation Service helps to 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 topics such as: Determining appropriate interventions and controls 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. Note: The service is not designed to “pre-review” submissions to the IRB nor to review or draft consent documents. Research Ethics Consultation Service […]

Advantages of the JHCRN


The JHCRN provides a unique collaborative research infrastructure that enhances the flow of scientific information and expands the capacity to conduct clinical and translational research.  By providing an integrated approach, the network is positioned to foster research collaborations across the entire continuum of healthcare and to facilitate new research partnerships.  All members of the JHCRN have invested in Electronic Health Records, which facilitates access for patients and researchers alike. Single Principal Investigator: A Johns Hopkins University faculty member will function as the Principal Investigator (PI) of a network study.  A “Site Investigator” is designated at the non-Hopkins network sites.  The […]

Applying to Use the CRUs


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. If you need assistance with your budget before you apply, please contact Shernice Madison (smadison@jhu.edu, 410-550-7033) or Nicole Cooper (ncooper2@jhmi.edu, 410-550-1880).   First Method For investigators who apply to the […]