News & Announcements Archive

Revised JHU Policy on Conflict of Interest In Research

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… Read more »


Understanding the Changes to the Federal Policy on Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule) – A Review of the Changes & Tips to Ensure Compliance

A revised version of the federal rule governing Human Subjects Research (i.e. the Common Rule) is currently scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018. All studies approved on or after the effective date must comply with the new rule. For new studies submitted after the effective date and for studies where the initial… Read more »


Revised Common Rule

A revised version of the federal rule governing Human Subjects Research (i.e. the Common Rule) is currently scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018. All studies approved on or after the effective date must comply with the new rule. For new studies submitted after the effective date and for studies where the initial… Read more »


Notice of New NIH Policy on Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality

Effective October 1, 2017, all ongoing or new research funded wholly or in part by NIH as of December 13, 2016 that is collecting or using identifiable, sensitive information is automatically issued a Certificate of Confidentiality (Certificate) as a term and condition of NIH grant awards. Identifiable, sensitive information is information about an individual, gathered… Read more »


Preparing for the NIH’s Single IRB Review Requirement

As of January 2018*, all competing National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications for multi-site research require a plan for use of a single IRB. This training will review NIH’s new policy for single IRB review and its implications; discuss how JHU will address the single IRB review requirement; provide advice on how to continue to provide… Read more »


NIH Single IRB Review Policy

Effective September 25, 2017, the NIH requires that all grant applications for domestic, multi-site, non-exempt human subject research studies include a proposal for the use of a single IRB (“sIRB”) to review the research for all participating domestic sites. The Homewood IRB, the School of Medicine (SOM) IRB, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public… Read more »


NIH-Funded Human Subjects Research

NIH-Funded Human Subjects Research: As of January 1, 2017, NIH-funded investigators and their research staff who are involved in the conduct of clinical trials (both FDA regulated drug or device studies, as well as behavioral interventions), as defined by the NIH, must complete Good Clinical Practice (“GCP”) training. This policy is effective and applies to… Read more »


Data Use Agreements

Data Use Agreements (DUA): Faculty-led research, all DUAs should be reviewed and signed by JHURA or BARA. Student-led research involving DUAs are NOT subject to JHURA or BARA signature unless the research is sponsored. Faculty PIs must review and sign off on these agreements.