As of August 6, 2018, consent documents and recruitment materials associated with Exempt studies will no longer be stamped as “IRB Approved”. The documents associated with studies that the IRB determines to be exempt will be listed in the IRB Exempt Determination Notice. Only those consent documents or recruitment materials that are a part of […]
The Johns Hopkins University is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating as subjects in research. All human participant research conducted under the auspices of the University is evaluated by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that the rights and welfare of participants are fully protected.
The Homewood Institutional Review Board (HIRB) serves the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Education, Carey Business School, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Peabody Institute. HIRB is responsible for reviewing all research projects involving human participants conducted in these divisions. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and student research projects, whether or not a project is funded and regardless of the location at which the research will be conducted.
This site provides resources to help guide investigators through the HIRB application and review process. We also have included information on HIRB policies and procedures, HIRB membership and meeting calendar, education and training, and other resources for members, investigators, and participants.
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Who We Serve
The members of the Homewood HIRB include Johns Hopkins University faculty from various academic disciplines and a member from the community that is unaffiliated with Johns Hopkins University.
All investigators and research team members must complete training in the protection of human research participants prior to submission of applications for HIRB approval. CITI Program training must be taken every 5 years.
The main purpose of the Homewood HIRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. One way HIRB protects participants is to ensure that their participation is voluntary.
A revised version of the federal rule governing Human Subjects Research (i.e. the Common Rule) was originally scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018 and was subsequently delayed to July 19, 2018 by an interim final rule. On June 19, 2018 a new final rule was published which delays the general compliance date […]
As Johns Hopkins prepares for the January 25, 2018 effective date of the NIH requirement that all domestic, multi-site, non-exempt research studies utilize a single IRB (“sIRB”), adjustments have been made to the JHU Policy on Individual Financial Interests and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. The updated policy can be found at http://web.jhu.edu/conflict_of_interest/JHU_Policies. The […]