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Institutional Review Board

The JHSPH Quality Improvement Program (QIP)

What is QIP?

The Quality Improvement Program (QIP) is committed to providing on-going support and services aimed to update and educate the JHSPH research community of applicable regulations and JHSPH policies and procedures governing the conduct of human subjects research. The QIP staff works closely with each sector of the research community to provide the tools and guidance to help them satisfy the requirements.


Guidance:  Our staff is available to provide guidance on best practices for conducting a research study, as well as to help address issues and questions that may arise during a study. Our staff is always available to answer quick questions and willing to tailor existing services to meet your study's needs.

Troubleshooting:  If you need help setting up or auditing your regulatory binders, or to deal with unanticipated problems affecting regulatory compliance, contact the QIP help line right away – or 410-502-7781.


We have posted on the IRB website resources to help you organize your study documents and to perform your own “self-audit” of your research project. 


If you have a question give us a call, send an e-mail, or simply stop-in. To schedule a house call or phone consultation, send an e-mail to or call 410-502-7781.

If we find any thorny problem areas, we’ll help you through the reporting process and with developing a corrective plan. And in a School of Public Health – we all know the value of a little prevention!