Posted by Jen Levine-Fried, Membership Manager

PRIM&R’s members are the heart and soul of the organization. There’s nothing I enjoy more than connecting the names and voices from e-mail and the phone with the faces of all the wonderful members I met recently at the 2008 Advancing Ethical Research Conference. This year’s conference was particularly exciting because so many attendees took advantage of our Join and Save registration package and opted into membership when they registered. Nearly three-quarters of our attendees this year were members, which is a remarkable increase over previous years.

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Posted by Anne Meade, Web and Distance Education Coordinator

PRIM&R is constantly aiming to help our planet be healthy and safe. Not only have we focused on “greening our meetings” but we’ve also carried over our environmental practices to our office—and homes (Check out a great resource to get started with recycling strategies.). We wanted to use Ampersand to share some ideas for greening your office or home.

About a year ago here in our office in Boston, we installed software called GreenPrint on all of the computers. GreenPrint eliminates wasteful [...] Read more


Before the 2008 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, we asked two PRIM&R members to report back about their conference experience. Thanks to both Madeline Peyton and Sarah Marie Huban of Emory University for telling us about their time in Orlando.
2008 Advancing Ethical Research Conference – WOW!
By Madeline PeytonThis year’[...] Read more


Happy Thanksgiving!

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At this season of Thanksgiving, I took a moment to look up the word "gratitude." Some definitions were simple, e.g., "thankfulness," while others were more expansive, e.g., "a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received."

Synonyms included "thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness, acknowledgment, response, sense of obligation, sense of indebtedness, feeling of obligation, responsiveness, thanks, praise, guerdon, requital, recognition, honor, thanksgiving, [...] Read more


Meet our newest Fellow

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Posted by Shaquanna Philip, Program Assistant

PRIM&R is proud to announce that Dr. Dyaeldin Elsayed of Al Zaiem Al Azhari University (AAU) in Khartoum, Sudan has been chosen as the Pillars of PRIM&R Fellow for 2008-2009. His expressed desire to transition from a [...] Read more