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November 2018
BIOSAFETY - Back

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.

Seasons Changing: FALL (in love with Safety)
Although October is recognized as National Biosafety Month, the Johns Hopkins Department of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) strives to promote a Safety-Conscious Culture year-round. While the changing climate, shorter periods of daylight, and the return of layered clothing remind us of the fall season, we encourage our communities to maintain the momentum of promoting safe learning and working environments throughout Johns Hopkins. While HSE serves as a consistent resource for various safety needs; safety is ultimately everyone's responsibility. All faculty, staff, students, and affiliates are expected to engage in the applicable trainings that promote a safe working and learning environment; while effectively facilitating accident prevention and wellness. We all have a duty to continually uphold the Johns Hopkins safety standards amongst our peers. We should model and kindly encourage our colleagues to follow the applicable safety protocols and stay up-to-date on our safety training requirements and correctly utilize the provided personnel protective equipment. Make suggestions of safety-related improvements, whether big or small, for the benefit of Johns Hopkins Institutions.

We all have an obligation to cultivate a safe environment for all people on our campuses. Working together, properly trained, and informed of all applicable requirements are the best ways to achieve this goal.

The Johns Hopkins Institutions strive to ensure the Hopkins community is a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible place to work, study, and live for faculty, staff, and students. Members of the Hopkins community must conduct operations in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local registrations, and the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment guidelines and standards. 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 Safety courses registration and enrollments are available at the myJHU portal.

If you have questions regarding requirements for Safety Training please contact Health Safety and Environment.

For more information regarding the various Johns Hopkins Safety policies please visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html.

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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November 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 Clinical Research Network
 
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Mallinckrodt Scholar Award
National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
NIH Loan Repayment Programs - Action required by November 9
Prohibited Mention of Prior Review for New Replacement Applications
NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
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

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for November, December and January

November Events at the Genetic Resources Core Facility
       

 

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