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Mar2021

On October 15, 2020, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, IRB Operations During a Pandemic. During this webinar, Jeremy N. Block, PhD, MPP; Dorean J. Flores, BS, MPA, CIP; and Hallie Kassan, MS, CIP discussed critical areas of IRB operations during a pandemic, including office, review, and meeting operations; protocol initiation, modification, termination, etc.; protocol operations, and examples of unethical conduct or scandals during the pandemic. Following the webinar, the speakers reflected on the session and attendee feedback. Read more

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Feb2021

PRIM&R is excited to announce the publication of the third edition of Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, the leading textbook on IRB administration. This comprehensive update incorporates the many changes in the research landscape since the previous edition, and represents the work over 180 individuals who share a common goal of advancing ethical research contributed their time and wisdom to creation of this book, comprising 90 chapters and 13 distinct topical sections. Read more

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Feb2021

This January, PRIM&R welcomed Brenda Curtis, PhD, MsPH and Helen O’Meara, MS, CPIA, LSSGB to our Board of Directors. Both of these new members exemplify service to the field of research ethics and promise to be strong stewards of PRIM&R’s mission in the years to come. These new members are as follows: Read more

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Feb2021

PRIM&R's Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) works to advance PRIM&R's goal of promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. It advises PRIM&R staff on strategies for fostering a membership community where differences can flourish and works to raise the profile of diversity as an issue that matters to the broader research oversight field. One way that PRIM&R is committed to acting against racism is by sharing information, and the DAG encourages members of the PRIM&R community to support the expansion of resources by contributing suggestions. Read more

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Feb2021

There are so many facets to being an IACUC coordinator that sometimes more experienced coordinators may forget we even do. The IACUC20 session "IACUC Administration for New IACUC Administrators/Coordinators" not only covered all the basics of what an IACUC administrator/coordinator may do, but both presenters took the time to explain how they fulfill these duties at their own institutions. This session helped give me a greater appreciation of everything that I do in my role. Read more

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Jan2021

Last year, Heather H. Pierce, JD, MPH and I shared some thoughts about the Belmont Report at 40, and about the evolution and flexibility of the Belmont principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice in the face of changing circumstances. As we leave behind the extraordinary year of 2020, I have been thinking about how the pandemic, together with the Black Lives Matter social justice movement, has shone new, and I would say welcome, light on the principle of justice in research. Read more