The Johns Hopkins All Children's Institutional Review Board (JHACH IRB) is responsible for the oversight of all research involving human subjects that is conducted by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital staff and employees, regardless of the location of the research or its source of financial support. The JHACH IRB reviews and approves all research activities involving human subjects to ensure that the rights, safety and welfare of the participants are protected. The JHACH IRB has included in its jurisdiction for review and approval, all research uses of human tissue/specimens obtained from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital patients and the review of all Hospital patient records for research purposes.
The JHACH IRB requires research personnel who are involved in human subject research to be appropriately trained prior to conducting research. Principal Investigators and research staff are required to complete education on human research subject protection and regulations.
Additionally, the hospital uses electronic Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institutional Review Board protocol submission systems called iRIS and eIRB to efficiently create and submit research protocols for review and approval. Effective June 2014, all new protocols must be submitted through eIRB. The JHACH IRB meets monthly.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Institutional Review Board, Box 9490
501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Administrative Research Coordinator
JHACH IRB Coordinator