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Resources for Research Community

Nurses who are interested in conducting nursing research are required to contact the NRC prior to study initiation. Additionally, nurses who are interested in being a Principal Investigator (PI) on a research study or quality improvement project must contact the NRC before submitting an application through the eIRB system.

In order for a nurse to be eligible to be the Principal Investigator (PI) on a nurse-initiated project (research or quality improvement) the nurse must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of Master of Science in Nursing or doctoral-prepared
  • Minimum one-year non-trainee work experience within the Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Written endorsement from Director of Nursing or designee confirming employment in good standing
  • Evidence of prior research experience as a co-investigator (co-I) on at least one IRB-approved human subjects research study
  • Completed REWards training, and all other required training specified by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Human Subjects Research

Please visit the NRC website to learn more (click here for details) or contact the NRC at: Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN (escala1@jhmi.edu / 410-502-4613).