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December 2019
BIOSAFETY - Back

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

Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website.

Sponsored Training Opportunities
HSE sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course options and dates.
(http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/training/#Instructor)

Required Laboratory Equipment Clearance
All laboratory equipment, research and clinical, must be cleaned of potential chemical, radiological, and/or biological hazards prior to maintenance, relocation on campus, or removal from Johns Hopkins premises. This may occur due to scheduled or emergency service of the equipment, transfer of the equipment to another laboratory space on campus, departure of an investigator from Johns Hopkins, or terminal disposal of equipment no longer functional or desired by the investigator or laboratory group. To ensure compliance with environmental safety standards, equipment must be inspected prior to maintenance, relocation, or disposal so that any deficiencies in clean-up can be corrected by persons familiar with the research or clinical materials that were used in or on the equipment.

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.

Safety Training Courses
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 Johns 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 Johns Hopkins myJHU portal website.

If you have questions regarding requirements for Laboratory Equipment Clearances and/or Safety Training please contact Health Safety and Environment (HSE) at HSEInfo@jhmi.edu

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

BioRAFT Chemical Registry
Principal Investigators, please remember to complete the initial lab registration in BioRAFT. BioRAFT is an online, 24/7 accessible, software package that is being deployed to serve as the chemical registry for laboratory spaces located on the campuses of Johns Hopkins. Completion of the lab registration in BioRAFT will be reviewed as part of the annual departmental safety survey.

To access BioRAFT, please go to: https://jhu.bioraft.com. After logging in using your JHED, the General Setup Wizard will guide you through the lab set-up. We greatly appreciate your assistance with this project.

Johns Hopkins 2019-20 Flu Campaign

Flu vaccine for Johns Hopkins employees is here! The inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) will be administered to Hopkins employees beginning October 7th, 2019. (Please see locations & schedules below)

The Johns Hopkins Institutions require health care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved qualified exception. If vaccinated outside of Johns Hopkins, a proof of immunization must be provided to Occupational Health Services to receive credit for the vaccination. Please review the Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Policy (HSE048) for more information.

The Influenza vaccine will be administered to Physicians, Faculty, Staff, Employees, Students and Volunteers by Occupational Health Services as listed below.

Have questions about the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read these FAQs.

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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December 2019 articles:
Changes in HSR Recertification
Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter - December 2019
Update on Insurance and Research Participant Financial Responsibility Information Sheet: Signature No Longer Required
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
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
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
Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
Institutional Letter of Support Required for Institutional Training Grant Applications
Notice to the Johns Hopkins Community Regarding the National Science Foundation Grant Reporting Requirement for Harassment Findings and Actions
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

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Upcoming Deadlines for December, January and February

December Events at the Genetics Research Core Facility
       

 

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