Tag Archive: Research Participant Advocate

Henrietta Lacks


Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who underwent treatment for an aggressive form of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.  In addition to providing her with medical care, Henrietta’s doctor at Hopkins removed some of her cancerous cells to use in research without getting her written consent, which was a routine practice in medicine at the time. Despite receiving a high standard of medical treatment, Mrs. Lacks ultimately succumbed to this cancer at the young age of 31.  However, her extraordinary cells—called “HeLa” from the first two letters of her first and last names—continued to reproduce in the […]

Community Involvement


We recognize the importance of engaging people who live, work and serve in the Greater Baltimore-Washington DC area. We welcome community members to join our Community Research Advisory Council, participate in Community Outreach, become a research volunteer or attend one of our community events.                            

Regulatory & Ethics Support


The ICTR offers education, expert advice and resources to better equip study teams to conduct research that is ethical, relevant and responsive to the interests of patients and research participants.

Research Participant Advocate


Research Participant Advocates: Serve as a resource to volunteers. Contact us for an independent witness to the consent process, to serve on the volunteers behalf in the case of a misunderstanding between the volunteer and study team, or to provide information about research in general or a specific protocol. Provide consulting expertise on human subjects and regulatory issues, including IRB applications, the informed consent process, study feasibility and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Contact us for quick expert help. Review applications to the Clinical Research Unit to assure high standards for Human Subjects Protections. Call us to review your consent form, […]

Community Research Advisory Council


The Community Research Advisory Council creates a forum for patients and diverse stakeholders to help shape research conducted at Johns Hopkins.

Become a Research Participant


Things You Should Know Clinical Trials 101 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Study   Videos to Watch PARTICIPATING IN RESEARCH: WHAT IS RESEARCH?   2018 RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE   GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS   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 […]

Research Participant Advocacy


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. Advocates are available to provide: Information on how to administer the best consent Help with Good Clinical Practice (GCP’s) Assistance on how to report an unanticipated study event Guidance with assembling […]

Research Participant Advocacy Program


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. Advocates are available to provide: Information on how to administer the best consent Help with Good Clinical Practice (GCP’s) Assistance on how to report an unanticipated study event Guidance with assembling […]

Template Documents for Regulatory and Participant Binders


To request any of the templates below, please email our research navigators at ICTR_Navigators@jhmi.edu. Regulatory Binders Regulatory Records Checklist Template Adverse Event Tracking Log Template Delegation of Responsibilities and Signature Log Template Financial Interest Disclosure Form Templates Monitoring Visit Summary Log Templates Regulatory Binder Protocol Deviation Log Template Regulatory Binder Note to File Templates Regulatory Binder Pointer Page Templates Screening and Enrollment Log Template Visitor Signature Log Template Participant Binders Informed Consent Checklist Template Participant Binder Protocol Deviation Log Template Participant Binder Note to File Templates Inquiries and Requests for Support Please submit an ICTR Connection Request.