Johns Hopkins Center for Immunization Research
Adult Screening Study
Help our center develop new vaccines to prevent disease. Join our screening study and see if you're eligible to participate in infectious disease vaccine research studies!
Compensation Provided
(if enrolled in study)
Years Old
Conducted in Baltimore, MD
Fast Facts
Outpatient & inpatient studies
Study Background
Johns Hopkins CIR conducts research studies to evaluate new vaccines and other interventions for prevention of infectious diseases. The CIR also conducts basic clinical research to help determine how infectious agents cause disease.

To enroll in these studies, it is necessary to screen potential participants to assess their general health and basic eligibility. This may be done by conducting physical exams, collecting medical history and performing laboratory tests.

This screening study was implemented to allow CIR researchers to start the recruitment and screening process for new studies before IRB approval of individual studies.
Additional Information
Why are these studies being done?
This study collects information from potential study volunteers to see if they are eligible to join a CIR vaccine, treatment, or challenge clinical trial. It enrolls healthy adults who are willing to test experimental vaccines, treatments, or challenge products. People who successfully complete the screening study may join our vaccine and challenge clinical trials.
Are these studies for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • 18+ years old
  • Non pregnant or breastfeeding women
What will happen if I participate in a study?
Potential volunteers will undergo a pre-screening evaluation and may be invited to attend an in-person screening visit, based on the outcome of the pre-screening evaluation. The screening study may require one or more visits to determine eligibility. The types of procedures that will be performed during screening are related to current and planned CIR vaccine or intervention trials. In addition to completing the consenting process, in-person screening visits will likely include filling out one or more questionnaires about your health, blood collection for laboratory testing and a physical exam to determine health status.

People who are considered eligible for our studies based on their screening results will be asked to consider participating in a specific IRB approved trial.
Will I be paid for being in a research study?
A parking pass or bus/subway tokens may be provided, however, there is no payment for participating in the screening study.

If enrolled in a study after screening, you may receive:
  • Up to $2,250 for outpatient studies
  • Up to $5,000 for inpatient studies
Will it cost me anything to participate in a study?
There is no cost to participate in this study.