Tag Archive: Service Request

Service Request: Studio Consultation


The ICTR Studio is a multidisciplinary service center that was created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research. Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community, it operates across all university affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease.  Assistance is provided by consultants who are acknowledged authorities in their fields, and is available for any phase of project development.  Studio consultants possess a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from content experts to help formulate the most relevant research questions, to methodological and technical specialists available to address […]

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Our consultative services cover the entire translational pathway, from assistance with early translational endeavors arising out of basic sciences, to help with the design and analysis of clinical research, assistance with regulatory compliance and ethical questions and expert consultations with community members on outreach. The Connection Request system is a one stop shop for everything that we have to offer and allows users to submit a request for a service. Clinical Research Units ICTR INFORMATICS CORE (I2C) Data Management/Quantitative Methodologies Core Laboratories Research Participants and Community Partnerships Core General Assistance  

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. Submit a Connection Request […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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: Biologics Translational Program This lab offers: Biologic product development and testing Consultative support for biologic development Preclinical testing to clinical production for early phase clinical testing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility and expertise to produce and maintain stability testing Cell lines Gene vectors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Service Request: Community Engagement Program Consult


The Community Engagement Program offers individualized Community Research Advisor Consultations to researchers seeking: Community and patient input on research proposal design Assistance identifying potential community partners Guidance on survey design and administration All consultations are delivered by Community Research Advisory Council, a panel of experts comprised of academic researchers, health care professionals and community members. Submit a Connection Request

Service Request: Core for Clinical Research Data Acquisition


The Core for Clinical Research Data Acquisition (CCDA) assists researchers with accessing clinical data for research purposes. Services include: Preliminary, anonymous data for feasibility, grant applications and statistical sample-size estimates IRB-approved case-finding–for study enrollment (mailings, phone solicitation), chart review, and cohort/case-control studies Research data extracts – monthly/quarterly integrated extracts from Epic, EPR, Sunrise/POE, and CaseMix/Data Mart The CCDA is staffed with experienced data analysts who will assist you with access to data while also helping you comply with Data Trust privacy and security regulations. Here is how it works: Submit a request for CCDA services using our new iLab application: […]