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The Johns Hopkins Medicine IRBs



  • As of June 5, 2023, the JHM IRB will require all new applications with written consent forms to use the new Version 17 written consent form template. Previously approved studies are generally not required to convert to this new template. Please see the following FAQs for more information about the Version 17 consent form template.

  • As of November 2022, the physical mailing address for the IRB office has changed. The new office address is: 733 N Broadway, MRB 117, Baltimore, MD 21205. For the official address change announcement click here

  • On June 1, 2022, the new Johns Hopkins University policy on investigator-held INDs/IDEs will take effect, requiring institutional approval to serve as sponsor-investigator and submit an application for a new IND or IDE to the FDA.

    The policy does not apply to IND/IDE applications submitted to the FDA before the effective date, IND/IDE exempt studies, or emergency/compassionate use requests for single patients.

    Detailed guidance for the process to secure institutional approval from the Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) Investigational New Drug (IND)/Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Regulatory Program is here.

  • For the most up-to-date information for research teams about COVID-19 please visit - Essential information for Human Subjects Research Teams Related to COVID-19

About the IRB

The Institutional Official who has authority over the JHM Human Subjects Protection Program is the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation. The current Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation is Dr. Gail Daumit, MD, MHS. 

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Boards (JHM IRBs) are responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of the human subjects of research conducted by faculty and staff at the Institutions. The JHM IRBs review all human subjects research projects conducted by Hopkins faculty and staff. To fulfill the agreement underlying the assurances, and to satisfy institutional policy, all faculty and staff at the Institutions must submit for JHM IRB review any human subject research project, regardless of funding source (or lack thereof) and/or location at which the research will be conducted.

Please Note: Part-time faculty are obliged to obtain JHM IRB approval of all human subjects activities conducted under the auspices of their Hopkins’ appointment ( which means “use of Hopkins’ personnel or space or the use of the faculty appointment in correspondence, agreements with sponsors, etc…”).

The Institutions operate under Federal-Wide Assurances associated with each of the organizations linked to the JHM IRBs. List of JHM FWAs

For more information on the federal guidelines that determine the kind of research the JHM IRB is required to approve please visit

General IRB Questions

Phone: 410-955-3008

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