Investigators, JHS and the University of Miami have been partners in quality clinical research for many years. Recently, this partnership has seemingly become more complicated due to concerns about research finances and management. Such concerns led JHS to establish a Clinical Research Review Committee (CRRC) to determine whether JHS will permit a JHS study to be implemented at its sites and to provide oversight of financial and management issues.
JHS policies define JHS research as that which includes any of the following:
- medical intervention within a JHS patient
- review of JHS patient records
- recruitment activity conducted within JHS or directed toward JHS patients
- use of the JHS pharmacy or other JHS facilities
JHS and the Public Health Trust are committed to such research and continue to encourage its presence at all JHS sites.
The Human Subject Research Office (HSRO) and JHS have worked together to modify the submission process for JHS studies to facilitate JHS permission and IRB approval and to ensure that these occur in a timely manner.