Please note that, when submitting your protocol via the JHM eIRB system, it is essential that you list the Kirby Center as a performance site. This will enable the eIRB system to capture Kirby Center specific information, and to automatically route your proposal for review, as follows:
- The Protocol Review Committee (PRC) of the Kirby Center (for scientific review);
- The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) (for risk/safety review);
[Note that the Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB requires KKI administrative endorsement of all proposals to conduct human subjects research at KKI, including Kirby Center projects by non-KKI principal investigators. KKI has chosen to so endorse only those proposals that have been approved by the PRC. The result of this is that new projects must be approved by the PRC before KKI will endorse them to the JHM IRB.]
In exceptional cases, the PRC may consider formal written requests for no more than five hours of "pilot" time. Such a request should state that no other funds are available to support the scanning, and should lay out plans to secure funding for further work.
Please note that our 3T scanners are FDA-approved medical devices; the approval documentation is available online (PDF). Please be sure to use the "MRI language" mandated by the JHM IRB, in your consent form.