JHU ICTR
Welcome to the ICTR's Connection Request System.
You can use this system to:
  • submit requests for ICTR services
  • ask for help from any of our consultants
  • submit questions, comments, or complaints
  • apply for ICTR grant programs.
This is your one-stop shop for everything the ICTR has to offer.

To log in with your JHED ID and connect with one of the ICTR programs listed below,

ICTR Connection Request Service List:

  • Ask an ICTR Navigator

    The Navigators are here to help direct investigators to the ICTR services they need and advise them on "next steps" in the clinical and translational research enterprise at Johns Hopkins. If you’re not sure where to start, click here to ask a Navigator!

  • Biostatistics Consulting [Website]

    The Biostatistics Consulting supports JHU faculty with primary appointments by providing up to 5 hours of free support per clinical and translational research project through the ICTR. Consultants can assist with: research study design, design of data collection systems and instruments, data entry and validation, data management and quality assurance, statistical analysis and data interpretation, and professional and scientific report-writing.

    Once projects obtain independent funding, services will be provided on a fee-for-service basis. The goal of these consultations is to advise and educate the researcher by enabling him or her to both design and execute well-constructed studies and analyze the study data collected.

    TIME FRAME: Please contact the Biostatistics Center as early as possible before your deadlines and with an awareness of the following guidelines:

    • Abstracts: We generally need at least one month. Ideally, we hope you will give us two months or more. If it is less than one month before the deadline, we may be able to assist with some simple summary statistics; however we cannot guarantee more complicated analyses, such as multiple variable analyses.
    • Grants: We typically need at least three weeks for new grant submissions. If it is a re-submission, we need at least two weeks to improve your score.
    • Manuscript Review: We require a minimum of two weeks for manuscript reviews

    As the deadline approaches, the likelihood that we can provide helpful statistical support diminishes. On a case by case basis, The Biostatistics Center may decline requests that are too close to the deadline to provide anything useful.

    Within two working days of receipt of a request, a consultant will contact you to arrange an initial meeting as soon as possible. To request a consultation with the Biostatistics Center through Connection Request, Click here to apply.


  • Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA) Consulting Service

    The Center for Clinical Data Analytics (CCDA) is chartered to provide exploratory data access, data extraction, and development support to provide to the clinical research community. CCDA is intended to be the Honest Broker between JHM operational data and interested parties in the research community. To submit a request for CCDA services, please visit our core page on iLab. Click here to apply.

  • Center for Clinical Trials (CCT) Study Design Consulting Service

    As part of the ICTR, CCT faculty members offer a consulting service on questions relating to study design and conduct. Our goal is to provide intellectual and methodological input into clinical research studies and research synthesis initiated by faculty of Johns Hopkins University. Click here to apply.

  • Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2) Online Application [Website]

    This program is the collaborative effort of the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and is associated with the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funding for the Clinical Research Scholars Program is provided by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) through a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) administered by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. Click here to apply.

  • Community Engagement Consulting Service

    The Community Engagement Core of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is focused on promoting community-engaged research conducted by researchers and various community partners—including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, health and social service providers, and public agencies. Click here to apply.

  • CRU Online [Website]

    The ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) and associated services are designed to support a wide range of clinical research at Johns Hopkins. From pilot studies to multi-center trials, the CRUs are available for investigators who need outpatient, inpatient, adult, pediatric, or neurological services. Be aware that use of the units and certain associated resources require CRUonline application and approval. Click here to apply.

  • Hopkins inHealth Core Services [Website]

    Hopkins inHealth maintains three expertise cores designed to foster an individualized, evidence-based approach to health-related decision-making. The cores provide consulting, technical support, and training in the areas of data science and health measurement. Though priority is given to Hopkins inHealth affiliates, all Johns Hopkins researchers are encouraged to utilize the core services. Click here to apply.

  • ICTR Communications

    ICTR Communications is part of ICTR’s administrative core. We welcome all requests to publicize information or announcements relevant to our clinical and translational mission from all parts of Johns Hopkins and the CTSA. However, we are currently only able to provide direct administrative and support services to ICTR programs and cores. Click here to apply.

  • ICTR Drug and Device Resource Service (DDRS)

    The goal of the IDDS Service is to provide the researchers within the Johns Hopkins University with a consultation service to assist investigators in the development and use of investigational drugs, biologics, and/or devices in the course of conducting biomedical research while achieving and maintaining FDA compliance. Click here to apply.

  • ICTR Research Coordinator Support Service (RCSS)

    The ICTR Research Coordinator Support Service is a pool of research coordinators that are available for hire on a part time basis by Johns Hopkins researchers. These coordinators are able to handle a wide range of responsibilities, and the support can be customized to best fit the needs of each individuals research team. Click here to apply.

  • ICTR Translational Laboratory Core [Website]

    The Translational Laboratory Core is made up of ICTR supported labs that provide coordinated consultative help across several related programs, all focused on the foundational components required to effectively translate new drugs, biologics, vaccines, devices, biomarkers and diagnostics into clinical trials and eventually clinical practice. Supported labs include: 1) Drug Analysis Unit, 2) Drug Screening Library Unit, 3) Medicinal Chemistry Unit, 4) Drug Development Unit, 5) Biologics Translational Program, 6) Genetics Translational Technology Program, 7) Proteomic Biomarker Development Program, 8) Imaging Translational Program, and 9) Metabolomics Program. For more information, click on Translational Laboratory Core website. Click here to apply.

  • Nexus Award for Externships in Drug and Device Development

    Each externship will fulfill objectives based on the applicant’s previous knowledge, specific interests and research goals. Applicants are required to identify and initiate contact with a collaborator at the external institution or company where he or she would like to take the externship. Click here to apply.

  • OpenSpecimen - Biobank management application

    OpenSpecimen is a biobank management application used to collect, manage, process, annotate, distribute, store, and query biospecimens. The application is web-based, accessible only from the Hopkins network, and is supported by the ICTR for use by Johns Hopkins investigators. Investigators indicate who on their team can see study-related data. The Johns Hopkins OpenSpecimen team provides training, support, and can help you create a study within OpenSpecimen. Please complete the ICTR Connection Request to be contacted by a member of the Johns Hopkins OpenSpecimen Team. Click here to apply.

  • Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program (TL) Online Application [Website]

    This predoctoral (TL) training program allows the ICTR to provide training for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical and translational research (combined master and doctoral degrees with MD or nursing degree). This program is a collaborative effort of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Click here to apply.

  • Research Data Collection and Storage (RDCS)

    The ICTR offers consulting and, in some cases, direct assistance with research data collection and storage issues. Among the services provided by RDCS are: advice on database contruction, design, and remote data access; web-based and teleform data collection; and secure storage and backup for data associated with clinical research studies. Click here to apply.

  • Research Ethics Consulting Service (RECS)

    RECS provides advice and support for investigators as they address ethical questions that arise during study design and execution. Click here to apply.

  • The Office of Recruitment and Retention (ORR) Consult Service [Website]

    The ORR consult service offers consultations and expert advice on the recruitment of research participants. Click here to apply.