News Archive

Update on Delayed Review Times

We recently hired new IRB staff, but due to the previous staffing shortage we are continuing to work through a backlog of new and further study action applications. Please expect a continued, temporary delay in review time and plan accordingly. We understand that this may cause an inconvenience. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. Please contact for immediate […]

Delayed Review Times

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a temporary staffing shortage there is a backlog of new IRB applications and further study actions awaiting review. A delay in review time is expected to continue in the next weeks. We understand that this may cause an inconvenience. Please plan your IRB submissions to allow for additional review time. Thank you for […]

eHIRB Application Video Tutorial

Please find the eHIRB tutorial video for JHU affiliates here . This tool is intended to assist the Homewood IRB research community in completing an eHIRB application for IRB review.

Important Message From Interim Dean Toscano: Regarding Human Subjects Research

Dear Homewood IRB Investigators, Across the university, efforts are underway to consider the re-opening of human-subjects research activities. It is important that you begin to formulate your plans for the return of non-COVID-19 related human-subjects research. The date when restrictions for human-subjects research will be lifted is unknown at this time; however, IRB researchers and […]

Research preparedness: Human subjects. We are now in Phase 3 as of March 22 .

Please see the following link for the latest information:

Research Participant COVID-19 Risk Information Documents

For studies that will continue, there is a risk information document that we believe researchers should use with the following protocol (COVID risk research sheet 03152020 Final). Research teams should attempt to contact all participants before their scheduled research visit to provide them this information about COVID-19 risks. When participants arrive for a research-related visit, […]

JHU COVID-19 Requirements for Visits by External Monitors and Site Initiation Visits

Johns Hopkins University is postponing all external monitor onsite visits for clinical research protocols until at least April 20th. We will inform the research community if the date for this policy needs to be extended. All site initiation visits (SIVs) must take place remotely effective immediately and until at least April 20th. Onsite SIVs for […]

Coronavirus and Johns Hopkins Human Subject Research

As we make decisions on how to respond to the COVID-19 infections we want to begin by stating that our primary concern is the safety of our research participants and the research team members who work for Johns Hopkins University and Health System. Our secondary goal is to preserve the scientific integrity of the research […]

New Investigator Guidance on International Research

Investigators conducting research in foreign countries may find the following resources useful when planning their IRB applications: Guidance for International Research Investigator Checklist for HSR in International Settings

Revised Policies on the Recruitment of Students and Employees

The policies on the recruitment of Johns Hopkins University students and employees have recently been revised. These policies are available on the Homewood IRB website and the Johns Hopkins University Policy & Document Library: Enrolling Employees in Human Subject Research Policy (GEN010) Enrolling Students in Human Subject Research Policy (GEN011)