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Apr2021

The new PRIM&R Knowledge Center houses a wide range of resources to keep you inspired and informed for your work in research ethics and oversight! As you familiarize yourself with the Knowledge Center, we want to direct you to some of our top resources. First up in this blog series, our Discussion Guides, which now available individually in the Knowledge Center to help you deepen your understanding of journal articles and other resources by providing a guide for individual review or fostering group discussion. Read more

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Apr2021

Meet Whitney Petrie, PhD, CPIA, RLATG, who'll be covering the 2021 IACUC Virtual Conference (IACUC21) as a member of the Blog Squad: "Please list your family's cancer history". My list is very long, on both my mother's and father's side of the family. I learned from a very young age how devastating cancer can be, but I also learned that I wanted to be involved in oncology, just not as a doctor. With every vaccine, with every cancer treatment, with every family history questionnaire, I am reminded why I have chosen a career in biomedical research and animal research compliance. I hope to see you virtually at the upcoming IACUC Conference. Read more

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Apr2021

On February 25 of this year, we lost a giant in the research ethics field, a beloved member of the PRIM&R family, and a genuine force of nature, Robert J. Levine, MD. It’s hard to overstate Bob’s influence on research ethics; a blog post can hardly do justice to his many accomplishments and contributions, let alone his wonderful sense of humor, dedication to mentorship and teaching, love of life, and all-around humanity. Bob’s immense influence and impact on the field of research ethics will live on through his scholarship; his wisdom and deep commitment to ethics will live on through the many students, scholars, scientists, and colleagues he mentored over the years. And his warmth, generosity, and humility will live on in the hearts of all who had the great privilege to know him. Read more

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Mar2021

One of the many ways institutions can work on reducing unnecessary administrative burden is by re-evaluating their current policies, procedures, and forms. This can seem like a very daunting task and some may not really know where to start. But the answer is simple, really: when in doubt, go to the regulations. Read more

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Mar2021

Bioethical discussion of sharing research findings with participants has proliferated over the last decade. The University of Rochester and Kennedy Krieger Institute are conducting a study that seeks to ascertain stakeholder perspectives on the return of individual research results through qualitative interviews in order to inform decisions related to the return of individual results. Read more