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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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News & Announcements

Compliance with JHU’s Policy on Safety of Children in University Programs

Compliance with JHU’s Policy on Safety of Children in University Programs ( When a human subjects research study produces knowledge or suspicion of reportable child abuse or neglect, JHU policy requires reporting to the local authorities and to the JHU General Counsel’s Office. If the report is about a Baltimore resident or occurs within the […]

Training Opportunity: Single IRB Requirement for Cooperative Research

The Revised Common rule requires that all cooperative federally-funded research [Cooperative is defined as research involving more than one site] be reviewed by a Single IRB (sIRB). This requirement is effective on 1/20/2020. To help prepare study teams for the requirement, sIRB training sessions are scheduled. Single IRB Requirement for Cooperative Research will provide an […]

New Procedures for Paying Research Participants

The procedures for paying research participants below are largely unchanged from current practices, although there are some modifications and clarifications to the procedures. These procedures are effective immediately for all research participants. Payments to participants in research studies may be paid without collection of SSNs/ITINs for the four options below if they do not exceed […]