Implications for Investigators and Institutional Review Boards

OHRP has posted on its website a finalized guidance document entitled, "Guidance on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act:
Implications for Investigators and Institutional Review Boards." The guidance document provides OHRP’s first formal guidance on this topic.

The document, which is available on the OHRP website at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/gina.html and http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/gina.pdf, is intended primarily for investigators who conduct, and institutional review boards (IRBs) [...] Read more


Did you compete in PRIM&R's EthicsBowl in 2002? Maybe you're one of the players at the table, or perhaps the eye behind the lens of this photo! If so, we'd love to hear about it, so post a comment and tell us what you remember!

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In March’s Newsletter…

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The most recent issue of the PRIM&R Newsletter (members only) was distributed on Friday, March 27.In addition to our regular features, such as Recent Headlines, Government and Legal News, and Public Policy, this issue included…

  • Information about the Call for Applications for the 2009 Pillars of PRIM&R Award;
  • An overview of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled “Institutional Review Boards that Oversee Experimental Human Testing for Profit,” which was held on Thursday, March 26, 2009;
  • A featured talk from PRIM&R Through [...] Read more


What a great conference!

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We've had a great time in San Diego at the 2009 IACUC Conference, and wanted to share a few of our favorite moments.

Day one kicked off with the Henry Spira Memorial Lecture, Improving the Treatment of Animals: A Practical Perspective, delivered by Temple Grandin. (Read more about this lecture in <[...] Read more


Today, we started off the 2009 IACUC Conference in beautiful San Diego by offering two pre-conference programs: IACUC 101 and IBC Basics. Together, these courses gathered together nearly 160 research professionals from around the globe and addressed critical issues in both IACUC administration and IBC management. As with all PRIM&R meetings, the hallmarks of the day were quality learning and information sharing, as well as always helpful networking.

We’re looking forward to Sunday’s session—the AAALAC International Conference on Quality Animal Care. This meeting, held once [...] Read more