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Authority to develop, implement, and monitor all human subjects protection programs has been delegated by the President of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to the Divisions of the University. In turn, the Deans of the following Divisions, JHUSOM and JHUSON, have delegated this authority to an IO. The Dean of JHUSOM is also the CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), and in this capacity has delegated authority to the IO. The President of the KKI has delegated this authority to the IO. For all components of the HSPP, the one designated Institutional Official (IO) is the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation. The IO has the authority and independence to ensure implementation and maintenance of the HSPP and JHM IRB structure and function.
The IO responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas: