Welcome to Ampersand, PRIM&R’s new blog for and about the research ethics community (What is a blog? Learn more.). Here you will read postings from many voices including PRIM&R staff, PRIM&R members, and subject matter experts in a variety of fields. Our hope is that this new blog will provide you with timely information about news and events in the field of research, musings on related or unrelated topics, as well as insights into PRIM&R as an organization.
Why the title Ampersand? Well, not only is the “&” the primary graphical element in PRIM&R’s artistic [...] Read more
“OH MY GOD, PRIM&R’s gonna have a BLOG,” I thought to myself when I heard from Anne Meade, our amazing webmistress, that this longtime dream of mine was about to become a reality. So here I am, launching Ampersand, a new cyber-place in cyberspace where PRIM&R staff, board, members, experts in the research ethics and administration fields, and other assorted friends can electronically hold forth on, well, on whatever! Research with humans, animals, and stem cells, medicine and patient care, and health and science policy might be among the topics, although sights seen while hiking on a crisp fall weekend might just as easily inspire one of our bloggers. No limits, at least not for [...] Read more