Tag Archive: Previous Clinical Resources

Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory


The Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory is housed in the Asthma and Allergy Center at the Bayview Medical Campus. The Core also includes a Sample Processing Laboratory located in the Bayview CRU on the fourth floor of the 301 Building. Directed by Neal Fedarko, PhD, a professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the laboratory offers 87 distinct assays of clinical chemical endpoints and biomarkers to support ICTR research protocols. It is designed to serve ICTR investigators at all CRU locations. The ICTR CRU Core Laboratory supports ICTR-approved protocols by providing facilities, technical experience, and training for non-routine … Continue reading

PURE Elsevier (formerly SCIVAL/JHU Experts Research Profiles)


This research tool (which uses the Elsevier PURE model) allows JHMI faculty to identify biomedical experts and their publications by areas of expertise. Designed to facilitate faculty research and project collaboration, the information is based on the published output indexed in the PubMed database. To view the site visit https://jhu.pure.elsevier.com/. If the answer to any of the questions below is yes, this database can likely help you: Do you need to put together multidisciplinary teams to tackle translational and big-science research projects? Could you use help to keep up with the constant influx of new faculty who might be working in an … Continue reading

Contact Us


JohnsHopkinsU (SOM, SON)– Anthony Keyes, Nidhi Atri, Prince Nuamah registerclinicaltrials@jhmi.edu Oncology (SKCCC)– Monica Owens (Jhcccro@jhmi.edu) JHSPH– Miye Schakne (mschakne@jhsph.edu) Kennedy Krieger Institute – Elaine Stashinko (stashinko@kennedykrieger.org) All Children’s Hospital – Jan Wencel (jwencel1@jhmi.edu)

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: 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