We mourn the passing of Michael Alan Grodin, MD, a former member of the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Board of Directors. Dr. Grodin was a renowned physician, medical ethicist, and scholar whose work in human rights left an indelible mark on the world. Read more
PRIM&R Honors Women’s Impact on Research ScienceTags:
During Women’s History Month, PRIM&R recognizes the significance of inclusion as integral to advancing science and ensuring all benefit from research. We are honoring the contribution of women this month by highlighting just a few of many female scholars who have made a valuable impact on research ethics. Read more
What is an IACUC? Importance of taking an IACUC Core Training CourseTags:
Animal research is critical to advancing scientific knowledge biology and behavior and to informing clinical practice and public health policy. Research with nonhuman animals is a highly regulated enterprise, with a system of laws, regulations and policies, at the federal, state, and local levels. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) plays a central role in ensuring that animal research conducted at their institution is in compliance with pertinent regulations and policies. This blog post will discuss the IACUC's role in animal research and the importance of PRIM&R’s IACUC Core Training. Read more
Black History Month: Recognizing Remarkable Scholars in Research Ethics
During Black History Month, PRIM&R recognizes the significance of inclusion in research. Representation throughout the enterprise is vital to advancing justice and equity while improving health outcomes for the Black community. We are honoring this month by highlighting just a few of the many Black scholars who have made valuable contributions to research ethics.
Anita L. Allen
Anita [...] Read more
In Memoriam: Barbara H. Stanley, PhD
The research ethics community suffered an enormous loss on January 25 with the passing of Barbara H. Stanley, PhD. Barbara was a hugely influential researcher and beloved PRIM&R Board alumna. She was a research pioneer, an incredible mentor, and a remarkable person. She will be greatly missed.
Barbara served on PRIM&R’s Board of Directors for more than three decades, starting in 1984. During that time, she recognized that the burgeoning community of IRB and IACUC [...] Read more
Equitable Access to ResearchTags:
As HRPPs, we shouldn’t say that a study meets the criteria for approval if it excludes vulnerable populations just because including them would mean a bit of extra paperwork for researchers and us. If we can ensure that the research we approve doesn’t exclude people simply because it’s easier, we can help research become more diverse. Read more