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May2021

On March 5, 2020, I recall a phone conversation with the chairperson of the IRB. I said, "so, what is this COVID thing?" Famous last words, one might suggest. Despite my naivete of the virus in those early days, we still had to support researchers with swift, precise responses. To compensate for gaps in knowledge, we formed a Research Compliance & Safety Committee. Read more

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Apr2021

In 2022, instead of the annual IACUC Conference that we look forward to each Spring, we will have something new to anticipate in the Fall: the PRIM&R Annual Conference, which will encompass IACUC and animal research topics alongside human subjects research topics. This new joint conference format will bring the best of both of these communities, taking advantage of what we have come to know and love about the PRIM&R IACUC Conference and adding exposure to issues pertinent to both groups and that have become increasingly important in today’s research environment. Read more

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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