Electronic Homewood Institutional Review Board (eHIRB) is a paperless, electronic method to submit, track, and review the scientific, regulatory, and compliance information required for the safe conduct of human subjects research at Homewood. All new applications and Further Study Actions (Continuing Reviews, Amendments, Reportable Events, and Study Closures) must be submitted through eHIRB.
eHIRB users should log in using their JHED ID and password. For assistance with JHED accounts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New eHIRB users must log into the eHIRB system, ehirb.jhu.edu, with their JHED ID and password, to create a user profile. This will enable new users to be added to a study application by an existing study team member or create a study application for review.
Please review the Getting Started documents and eHIRB FAQs, as well as the other applicable links below, before proceeding with a new application. If you have questions after reviewing all the below documents, please contact the HIRB Office.
Revised Common Rule and Common Rule
On January 21, 2019, all new federally funded human subjects research studies must comply with the revisions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) human subjects research regulations. Where research studies are also Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated “clinical investigations,” they must also comply with those regulations. The FDA is working on harmonizing its regulations with the revised version of the DHHS regulations. In addition, all research conducted in Maryland must continue to follow the Common Rule.
- Study applications submitted after 2019 should refer to the revised consent documents on the eHIRB: Revised Common Rule webpage
- Study applications submitted in 2019 or before should refer to the revised consent documents on the eHIRB: Common Rule webpage.
- Complete Information can be found on the informational Revised Common Rule webpage.