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October 2019


Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture - 10th Anniversary!
Hear keynote speaker Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, during the 10th anniversary celebrating the legacy of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, Saturday, October 5.

Training Opportunity: Single IRB Requirement for Cooperative Research
Courses outlining sIRB reuirements and describing the process for requesting reliance on JHM or external IRB will be held in September and October. Go online for dates and times. Attendance will count toward PI recertification.

Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter - August 2019
Read the August issue of the Clinical Research Billing Compliance new eNewsletter created to help understand billing and importance of Epic and CRMS. Get on the mailing list for future issues.

Update on Insurance and Research Participant Financial Responsibility Information Sheet: Signature No Longer Required
Necesary updates detailed onilne.

Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Beginning August 1, additional fees will be collected for IRB review of commercially-funded studies with financial support in excess of $10,000.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
The CTSA Collaborative DSMB Workgroup announces online Training Manual to provide guidance, training and resources in DSMB practices for investigator-initiated research studies.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Register online for the 90-minute training sessions held on the fourth Friday of each month.

Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Go online to see new, approved rate reduction percentages effective for statements generated after March 1, 2018.

Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Important changes to those conducting NIH-funded research involving human subjects detailed online.

JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Go online for process to submit reliance requests to JHM IRB.

Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
SPIRIT, a partnership among seven universities including JHU, seeks to fund scientists researching varying health concerns, from creating tumor-destroying viruses to decreasing large numbers of mentally ill in the criminal justice system.

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Check out the many services and clinical resources for faculty and student investigators on the ICTR website.

Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network


Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Go online for the most recent versions of important forms, policies, and guidelines.

Current Classes
A Rodent Handling class will be held on September 12. Class is free. Registration is required.

"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Form processing assistance available through the JHU Animal Care and Use Comittee office.


Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Go online to see sponsored training opportuniies, safety tips and highlights and updated DURC policies.


The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows Program
Foundation selects researchers who harness science and technology to enhancescientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve experience and outcomes of patient care. Internal application deadline is October 17.

Johns Hopkins University President's Frontier Award
Award recognizes researchers demonstrating significant scholarly achievement and showing exceptional promise for important future work. Call for nominations closes on November 4.

Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Foundation sponsors $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synucle in PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly. No application deadline.

Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
Clarification on IBO contact and LRP eligibility.

JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Clarification on NIH foreign collaboration policies available online.

Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
Details regarding conflict of interest regulations applicable to payments from foreign universities, research organizations, and government agencies on line.

New Institutional Letter of Support Required for Institutional Training Grant Applications
Effective January 25, certain NIH institutional training grants must include an letter outlining the policies JHU has in place to prevent discriminatory harassment. The letter is available for download.

Notice to the Johns Hopkins Community Regarding the National Science Foundation Grant Reporting Requirement for Harassment Findings and Actions
The NSF requires institutions receiving NSF funds to report findings about any NSF funded PI or co-PI of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other harassment.

Prohibited Mention of Prior Review for New Replacement Applications
If you are submitting a revised application that does not qualify as an A1 resubmission, you must present the application as new.

NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
Approval reminder and the latest announcement clarifying that the policy also applies to foreign conduct of any of the work scope regardless of the source of funding. Go online for details.

Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
Project outcomes submitted on or after October 1, 2017 are available to the general public via NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool.

NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
An extension of the NIH RePORTER, the new tool makes it easy to find similar projects already funded by the NIH.

NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants
Four-part series covers the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting an application.


Upcoming Deadlines for October, November and December


Upcoming Event and Office Hours
Help with emerging technologies on October 8.


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