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Institutional Review Board


PHIRST (Public Health Institutional Review Submission and Tracking) is a web-based new research application submission system used by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institutional Review Board (JHSPH IRB) as a portal for all new human subjects research applications. It is a web-based system that allows investigators to submit and track their human subjects’ research projects wherever they are. Submission, review and approval of research studies involving human subjects are conducted online.

The PHIRST User Guide was developed specifically for investigators and study team members using the PHIRST system. This manual includes the following topics to get you started:

If you have any questions or problems with the PHIRST registration process or the information in the PHIRST User Guide, please contact the PHIRST Help Desk at