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To support members of the clinical research community in their efforts to involve individuals with a variety of disabilities in clinical research, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) has recently released the Accessibility by Design (AbD) in Clinical Research Toolkit, developed in collaboration with people with disabilities, caregivers, allies, disability rights advocates, research teams, nurses, sponsors, IRB members, and others.  Read more


Does your IRB review biomedical clinical trials? If so, we are NIH-funded researchers at Washington University in St. Louis who want to hear your perspectives on informed consent practices. We are conducting focus groups with IRB directors, chairs, or delegates in the US.

Here is more information about this project:

  • Focus groups will be confidential and will take place via Zoom.
  • Focus groups will take approximately 75 minutes of your time.
  • If selected for a focus group, you will be paid $100.
  • This project has been approved as Exempt by the Washington University IRB.
  • For more information about participation, please Read more


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


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


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