This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on the ethical arguments for conducting Zika research on pregnant women, Public Citizen’s challenge of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) redaction policy, and the official investigation on why a phase I trial in France left one dead. (more…) Read more


Institutional review boards (IRBs) and research integrity offices (RIOs) play distinct but related roles in research oversight and compliance. It’s critical to understand the differences between each group’s purviews, and the importance of open and effective communication during the review process. On March 17, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Building a Relationship with your Research Integrity Office, presented by Ross Hickey, JD, CIP, CPIA. (more…) Read more


Since May is Membership Appreciation Month, we’re featuring a member of the PRIM&R community once each week this month. Our featured member interview series seeks to highlight members who are advancing ethical research through their daily work. This week, meet Howard Zelaznik, professor of health and kinesiology and associate vice president for research at Purdue University. (more…) Read more


Welcome to the first installment of the 2016 Member Appreciation Month featured member interviews! These interviews are a part of an ongoing monthly series which seeks to introduce our readers to members who are making a difference in their communities. For the month of May, we’ll be posting a new interview once a week. Today, we feature Jonathan Young, senior IRB consultant at Rush University Medical Center.

PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Jonathan Young (JY): I started working with the institutional review board (IRB) in July of 2010 as a graduate student in political science. I was [...] Read more