by Elisa Hurley, PhD, PRIM&R education director

On October 26, 2011, PRIM&R submitted to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) comments in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled, "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators," published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2011.

In its comments, PRIM&R addressed many of the specific proposals and 74 questions embedded in the ANPRM. We also took this opportunity to highlight some broad themes that cut across specific regulatory proposals, including:

  • There is a need for more robust [...] Read more


By: Wendy Tate, PSM, CIP

In my world, January is metric month.

I spent last month analyzing data from the 2010 calendar year, calculating statistics, and overlaying the information with our workflow. The result: glowing data that shows we have improved our process since last year (insert cheer here).

Inevitably, when I present this data, I will get asked the following question by my director, the VP for research, my staff, and researchers: “How do we compare to our peer institutions?” [...] Read more