by Stephanie Pyle, MFA, Manager of Community and Communications, Schulman Associates IRB

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) is a public-private partnership established “to identify and promote practices that will increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials.” While CTTI has several ongoing improvement initiatives, which you can learn more about on their website, a workshop at the <[...] Read more


by Jennifer Vergara-Jimenez, MD, MS Bioethics, assistant director of research compliance, Jaeb Center for Health Research and Adjunct Faculty, South University Health Programs

While the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference has drawn to a close, PRIM&R is pleased to continue sharing reflections from members of the PRIM&R Blog Squad to provide our readers with an inside peek of the [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Manager

On Monday, October 14, Elyse I. Summers, JD, assumed the role of president and CEO of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Ms. Summers has been a devoted member of the human subjects protections field for nearly 15 years, having served most recently as the director of the Division of Education and Development in the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Ms. Summers [...] Read more


by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator

Welcome to another installment of our featured member interview series where we introduce you to more of our members-individuals who wok to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn about their professional experiences, perspectives on membership, and and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hope Violette, manager of the Office of Research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.