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Here at the PRIM&R headquarters, we have been gearing up for Member Appreciation Month, and today we are happy to announce two very special webinars to be held in May.

If you’re interested in the Certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) Professional (CIP®) exam or the Certified Professional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administrator (CPIA®) exam, you will not want to miss these webinars. We are calling in the experts to guide you on your journey toward certification.

If the CIP examination is in your future, tune in to hear Susan Delano, CIP, Chair of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals, speak [...] Read more


By Courtney Jarboe, CIP

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

When researchers begin to learn about vulnerability, it’s usually with a conversation about cases such as the United States Public Health Service Syphilis experiments, the Nazi experiments, and the many other historical examples of unethical research with vulnerable populations. We also tend to look to the regulations Read more


By: Leonard H. Glantz, Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, PRIM&R Board Member

Professor Susan Reverby’s important discovery and disclosure of experiments in which American public health doctors intentionally infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis has been received with shock. Some commentators have described this as worse than the Tuskegee syphilis experiments in which black men afflicted with syphilis had [...] Read more


It’s been a busy week in the world of research ethics, and we wanted to take a minute to provide you with a list of a few news outlets where you can find out more about these current events.

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research.