Though I have now returned home from New Orleans, I have brought both the great connections and the great experiences with me. The widely varied backgrounds and perspectives of 2017 IACUC Conference (IACUC17) attendees is an asset to those coming to learn about IACUC administration. Read more
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“Administrative burden” is one of those phrases that always gets a reaction from the research ethics community. Although we strive daily to balance regulatory compliance, research integrity, and scientific progress, we often have investigators wanting a system with less regulatory strain. On September 22, 2016, PRIM&R provided a great resource to help identify and critically evaluate areas for improvement and move forward in that quest for balance by hosting the webinar Reducing Self-Imposed Regulatory Burden in your Animal Care and Use Program. Read more
PRIM&R’s 2016 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference (IACUC16) will be my first IACUC Conference, and I’m excited beyond words to have the opportunity to attend. I’ve only recently been introduced into the field of animal research regulatory administration, as I began my job as an IACUC compliance coordinator in July, 2015.
To prepare for the conference, I perused the agenda, and wow! One of the sessions is entitled IACUC Administration for New Administrator/[...] Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Grant and Protocol Congruency for IACUCs. After the webinar, the speakers answered some of the questions from webinar attendees that time didn’t allow us to answer live. Read more
Welcome to the latest installment of our member feature interviews, which seek to highlight PRIM&R members who are working to advance ethical research in their daily lives. Read on to learn about Paula Portalatin, a post award staff associate at the University of Maine, in Orono, ME.
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Paula Portalatin (PP): In 2003, I started working as an animal caretaker at a small institution and by 2008, I was working as [...] Read more