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October 2018

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates

Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website at http://www.hopkinsbiosafety.org

Sponsored Training Opportunities
Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course options and dates, available to review on the HSE website.

October is National Biosafety Month!
Now is a good time to review your safety protocols and procedures!
Everyone in a lab should know how to safely handle and dispose of their biological materials, and what to do in case of a spill or an exposure.

Get Proper Training Before Working
Never work without proper training! If you are new to the lab, be sure to fulfill all required one-time and annual refresher trainings. If you are not new to the lab, but know someone who is, be a good colleague and pass the training requirements and opportunities along. In addition to completing your laboratory-specific trainings, courses such as Laboratory Safety Training, Biosafety Training, Fire Prevention Training, Hazardous Communications, Shipping and Transport, Bloodborne Pathogens, and many other research-specific trainings are facilitated to help protect everyone-both those working in and around research spaces.

The Department of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) provides both online web-based and instructor-led training (ILT) courses to Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. Both Federal and State regulatory requirements and Johns Hopkins policies require employees and staff to receive certain safety training and stay informed about potential health and safety risks or hazards in the workplace. All HSE course registrations and enrollments are available at Johns Hopkins myJHU portal website.

Report all Incidents or Injuries
It is imperative that all incidents or injuries be properly reported and documented when they take place at Johns Hopkins. Even if your first reaction is that the result of an incident is "just a scratch" or that tripping or falling at work "is no big deal," it is best to be cautious and allow properly trained personnel to make a thorough assessment on your behalf.

If you have questions regarding Safety Training requirements and Incident and Injury Reporting please contact Health Safety and Environment (HSEInfo@jhmi.edu).

For more information regarding the appropriate Safety Policy pertaining to Incident and Injury Reporting:

For more information regarding Training Courses offered sponsored by Health, Safety, and Environment: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/training/

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) policies:
The United States Government's Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) went into effect on September 24, 2015. DURC is defined by the federal government as:

"life research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security."

In the federal policy's current form, there are 15 agents (microbial entities and toxins) that fall under institutional DURC oversight. The current list of 15 agents as well as a list of 7 categories of experiments or experimental effects that would constitute DURC may be found at this website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/ire/regulations.html. Questions regarding DURC should be directed to the Biosafety Office at biosafety@jhu.edu or ire@jhu.edu.

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October 2018 articles:
Trends in Clinical Research Program
Clinical Research Annual Reports
Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Change in Federalwide Assurance [FWA] Numbers
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
NIH requirement for Single IRB (sIRB)
JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Johns Hopkins Research Network
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Request for Proposals for Collaborative Research Projects - Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation and Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for October, November and December

October Events at the Genetic Resources Core Facility


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