Institutional Review Board
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of all individuals who participate as subjects in research. The School has two on-site Institutional Review Boards (IRB X and IRB FC) and an external IRB (the Western IRB) that reviews certain studies on our behalf. It is the responsibility of faculty and students to ensure that formal IRB approval is obtained before initiating contact with human subjects in any research project.
The holiday season will soon be here, and because Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all fall on IRB meeting days, we will have fewer meeting days to review your submissions. The IRB Office will hold a meeting the day before Thanksgiving (November 27, 2013), however, to avoid backups and delays which could adversely affect your research, please think ahead and submit your Progress Reports and Amendments well in advance. Thank you.
- The IRB is posting a new Data Security Guide created by Darren Lacey, Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Compliance for JHU and JHM. The guide is for investigators using clinical data, especially those using 500 or more medical records. All investigators who will use Protected Health Information (PHI) should review and follow.
- The IRB is happy to post a new Khmer (Cambodian) of its Field Training Guide. Please let us know if you have other translations available to post