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Department & Ancillary Reviews

June 2022

The Director of a JHUSOM Department determines whether departmental review is required prior to submission of an application for IRB review and appoints an individual/committee to conduct such reviews.  In addition, several ancillary committee reviews may be required to assure compliance with institutional or regulatory requirements. The eIRB system has been configured to route an application directly to the required department or ancillary committee for review. For the purposes of review by the Conflict of Interest Committee, it is the responsibility of an investigator to make required disclosures of potential conflicts through the eOPC web-based disclosure system.

The chart below identifies the required pre and post department or ancillary reviews that must occur before a research study may begin. Those indicated as "Concurrent with IRB Review" must be approved prior to final JHM IRB approval.

For studies that require “pre department or ancillary reviews”, those approvals must be secured before the study enters the IRB’s workspace for assignment and review. These approvals will be documented in the eIRB system.

For studies that require “Concurrent with IRB Review”, the appropriate approvals must be secured before the study is approved by the IRB. The IRB staff will review the eIRB application and ensure that the appropriate approvals are in place before the study is approved by the IRB.

For studies that require “post department or ancillary reviews”, the research cannot commence without the “post department or ancillary review” approval. When the PI submits the eIRB application, the PI must attest that he or she will adhere to institutional policies, including the requirement to secure all approvals prior to initiation of research. When the study is approved by the IRB, language is inserted in the IRB approval letter communicating to the PI that research may not commence until the required post approvals are secured. This approval will be directly communicated to the study team by the applicable “post department or ancillary review committee”.

All Children’s Hospital Research Review Committee Pre and/or Post Approval
Ellen Bedard -

Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD)Post IRB Approval
Paul Overly -

Biospecimens Transfer Committee (BTC) – Concurrent with IRB Review
Suzanne Damare -

Cell Therapy - Notification Only
Janice Davis Sproul -
M. Victor Lemas -

Clinical EngineeringConcurrent with IRB Review
Roy Shipley -
Andrew Currie -
Charles Bacon -

Clinical Radiation Research Committee (CRRC)Concurrent with IRB Review
Carl Granlund -

Conflict of Interest Committee (COI) - Concurrent with IRB Review
Julie Gottlieb -
Mel Dejere –

Data Trust – Concurrent with IRB Review
Valerie Smothers –

Emergency Department (ED) Patients - Concurrent with IRB Review
Richard Rothman -
Bhakti Hansoti -
Katherine Fenstermacher –

Emergency Department (ED) Pediatric
Kemi Badaki-Makun -

Foster Children (Department of Human Resources Social Services Administration)Post IRB Approval
Maria Tillman -
Amaza Reid -

FM Kirby CenterPre IRB review
Jim Pekar -

Graduate Medical Education ReviewConcurrent with IRB Review
Jessica Bienstock -

High Risk Review Committee - BayviewConcurrent with IRB Review
Susan Longley –
Fred Luthardt -

High Risk Review Committee - JHHConcurrent with IRB Review
Liz Martinez -
Todd Brown - 

Howard County General Hospital Research Review Committee - Post IRB Approval
Mehro Akhtar -
Jackie Lobien -

Imaging and Recording Oversight Committee (IROC)Post IRB Approval
IROC main email -

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)Concurrent with IRB Review
Stephen Dahl -

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) – Notification Only
Matthew Courtemanche -
Shernice Madison -

JHHS Nursing - Pre IRB Review
Heather Watson -

JHHS Pharmacy - BroadwayPre IRB Review
Kenneth Shermock -

JHU Applied Physics LabPre IRB Review
Daniel Anna -

JHU Comparative MedicinePre IRB Review
Janice Clements -

JHU Emergency Medicine - BroadwayPre IRB Review
Richard Rothman -
Lauren Sauer -

JHU Gynecology and ObstetricsPre IRB Review
Andrew Satin -
Karin Blakemore –

JHU History of Medicine  - Pre IRB Review
Randall Packard -
Jeremy Greene - 

JHU McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine (Genetic Medicine)Pre IRB Approval
David Valle -

JHU OphthalmologyPre IRB Review
Sharon Solomon -

JHU Pharmacology and Molecular SciencesPre IRB Approval
Philip Cole -

JHU Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPre IRB Review
Pablo Celnik -

JHU PhysiologyPre IRB Review
William Guggino -

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Review (JHCP) - Post IRB Approval
Sarah Rubin -

Johns Hopkins Health Care (JHHC) - Notification Only
Sarah Kachur -
Nicola Martin -
Melissa Sherry –

JHHS employees Concurrent with IRB Review
Inez Steward -

JHU employees and Institutional Data Concurrent with IRB Review
Jon Links -

KKI Review - Pre IRB Review
Lisa Ferenc -
Molly Timko –

Maternal Fetal Medicine Tissue Committee (MFMTC) - Concurrent with IRB Review
Jena Miller -

Medical AffairsConcurrent with IRB Review

MedStarNotification Only
Crystal Bland -

P&T (for JHM-IRB X only **)Concurrent with IRB Review
Craig Hendrix –

Pathology Department ReviewConcurrent with IRB Review
Serena Bagnasco -

Prospective Reimbursement Analysis (PRA)Concurrent with IRB Review
Karen Roz -

Sibley Memorial Hospital Research Review Committee
Oncology studies Pre and/or Post Review
Jackie Quivers -
Non-oncology studies Pre and/or Post Review
Jackie Lobien -

SKCCC CRO ReviewPre IRB Review
Janet Heussner-
Deborah Epstein -

Student Affairs - Concurrent with IRB Review
Sarah Clever -

Suburban Hospital Research Review Committee - Pre and/or Post Review
Jackie Lobien -