The mission of the Homewood Institutional Review Board (HIRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants recruited to partake in research activities through compliance with the federal regulations and institutional policies and procedures.
The members of the HIRB include Johns Hopkins University faculty with expertise in various academic disciplines and a member from the community that is unaffiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The primary concerns of at least one member are nonscientific. The diversity of HIRB members’ expertise and experience enables them to represent the academic disciplines in the divisions served by HIRB, community views and attitudes, and nonscientific perspectives when evaluating the acceptability of proposed research.
Committee members will have an understanding of basic ethical principles, the regulatory requirements, and the mechanics of serving on the IRB. Committee members will conduct prospective and continuing review of proposed research activities according to DHHS regulations 45 CFR 46 and federal, state, and local laws, and institutional policies and procedures.
All HIRB members must complete the online training program for IRB members available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
HIRB usually meets the first Tuesday of every month.