In addition to being the site of the 2019 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research and Advancing Ethical Research Conferences (SBER19/AER19), Boston, MA, is also PRIM&R's hometown. We asked PRIM&R staff to share what they recommend to see, do, and eat in the city. Try out some of these suggestions if you're joining us here for SBER19 and/or AER19! Read more


Clinical research is based on foundational principles that include respect for persons–a concept that implies individuals will be able to understand and make an informed choice about whether to participate in a research study. To help support participant understanding through clear communications across the entire clinical research life cycle, The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center is thrilled to announce the availability of a comprehensive, publicly-available resource. Read more


In August, the RAND Corporation, a policy research organization, released the first comprehensive profile of IRB demographics and function in 20 years: a “Profile of Institutional Review Board Characteristics Prior to the 2019 Implementation of the Revised Common Rule.” The report investigates questions about IRB practices, efficiency, and effectiveness on the cusp of implementation of the revised federal regulations, including single IRB review. (In December of 2017, PRIM&R helped get the word out to potential survey respondents.) Read more