ACTION REQUIRED FOR NEW APPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE REVISED COMMON RULE

  1. New applications that are in a status of Tabled or Approved with Administrative Changes
    ​​​If your new application was reviewed by the IRB and is in either a Tabled or Approved with Administrative Changes state, we encourage you to submit your response as quickly as possible so it can be processed under the existing rule. We will make every effort to review responses submitted on or before 12/31/2018 prior to the 1/21/2019 rule change.
  • If your response is not approved before 1/21/2019, the new rule will apply and you will be required to make additional changes to bring the application into compliance with the new rule. The application will be returned to you after 1/21/2019 to make these changes.
  • If your response is not received by 12/31/2018, the application will not be processed before 1/21/2019 and you will be required to address the new rule changes as they pertain to your study. Your application will be returned to you after 1/21/2019 to make these changes.

2. New applications not yet submitted for IRB review

New applications approved before 1/21/2019 will continue to follow the requirements of the current Common Rule. New applications approved after 1/21/2019 must comply with the new Common Rule.

All new applications initially submitted on or after 12/31/2018 will be held and returned after 1/21/2019. At that time you will be required to answer additional questions as needed for compliance with the new common rule. No new applications will be processed between 12/31/2018-1/21/2019.

Please Note: Due to the winter holidays, the JHU Homewood IRB will not have any convened IRB meetings scheduled during December or January. In addition, IRB reviewer availability is limited during this time.

For more information about the New Common Rule please click HERE.