Upcoming Training Sessions

Johns Hopkins ISCRO Policy and MyLearning Module Update

Join the Johns Hopkins Institutional Stem Cell Oversight (ISCRO) administrator and Interim ISCRO Co-Chairs for a discussion of the updated Stem Cell Research Guidelines published by the International Society for Stem Cell Research in 2021 and the revisions made to JHU ISCRO policy and procedures to align with these new guidelines. An overview of the revised ISSCR guidelines will be presented and updates to the ISCRO policy, website, and training related to these new guidelines will be shared. Researchers who submit applications subject to ISCRO review or who may do so in the future are encouraged to attend. Each session will feature a live Q&A session.  
All sessions will be held virtually (Zoom information below). Attendees may attend either of the available sessions.


  • Alan Regenberg, MBE, Director of Outreach and Research Support and Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Debra Mathews, PhD, MA, Associate Director for Research and Programs, Berman Institute of Bioethics and Professor, Genetic Medicine
  • Jessica Williams, MA, MS, CIP, Biospecimen Program/ISCRO Administrator
  • Megan Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP, Associate Dean, Human Research Protections and Director of the Human Research Protections Program


  • Overview of Updated 2021 Stem Cell Research Guidelines
  • Overview of updated JHU ISCRO Policy based on updated ISSCR Guidelines
  • Discussion of MyLearning ISCRO training updates

Education Session Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 am EST

Zoom Link Information (for both Sessions)


eIRB 101

eIRB101 is a 1 hour in-person beginners course designed to introduce new researchers to the IRB website and the JHM electronic Institutional Review Board (eIRB) System.  Topics covered include

  • IRB Compliance Training Requirements
  • Turn-around Time and Workflow Process
  • Who's Who in the IRB
  • Accounts and Websites
  • Application Workspace
  • Application Screens (i.e., Study Protocol, Consent Form)
  • Finalizing Application and Adding Study Team Members
  • Responding to IRB Issues
  • Creating a Further Study Action (intro)

Please register HERE

Session dates/times: Classes are held the 3rd Friday of each month (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Training Sessions: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subjects Research (JHM IRB)

Good Clinical Practice or ‘GCP’ training for investigators and study-team members is increasing becoming required by institutions, sponsors, and the NIH.  This 90 minute course will explain the elements of the International Conference for Harmonization’s (ICH) principles and specific guidelines for Good Clinical Practice.  Attendees will be introduced to the GCP Principles, and will explore investigator responsibilities in human subject research, focusing on the areas of trial conduct (experience, resources, and physician duties); performance (communication with the IRB, protocol compliance, and investigational product management); ethical research (safety oversight and informed consent); and recording/reporting (data acquisition, progress summaries, and safety-event reporting).

Please register via this link: http://lms14.learnshare.com/l.aspx?CID=89&A=2&T=339728

Session dates/times: 

Classes are held the 4th Friday of each month (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)