NIH Single IRB Requirements and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

As Johns Hopkins prepares for the January 25, 2018 effective date of the NIH requirement that all domestic, multi-site, non-exempt research studies utilize a single IRB (“sIRB”), adjustments have been made to the JHU Policy on Individual Financial Interests and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research.

The primary change has been to limit the application of the policy to JHU employed faculty and staff and to JHU students engaged in research at JHU, and to modify the processes for communication of conflict of interest management plans to the relevant sIRB that is reviewing any human subject research protocols. Where another institution’s personnel are engaged in research that is being reviewed by a JHU IRB, the review of the potential conflicts of interest for that institution’s personnel is part of the local review from that institution.