by Amy Davis, JD, MPH

Overheard, a new series here on Ampersand, is a glimpse into conversations, discussion, and debate on PRIM&R's IRB Forum. No participants or institutions are identified to preserve the mission and openness of the Forum, though IRB Forum members are welcome and encouraged to comment on these posts. To suggest a topic for Overheard, please contact us. If you are not a member of the IRB Forum and would like to join, you can do so here.

On the IRB Forum, people are [...] Read more


by Anne Meade, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media

In early 2012, the IRB Forum, a resource-rich online community for human research protections professionals, found a new home at PRIM&R. We were (and are!) delighted to have this online community as a part of PRIM&R’s network of rich educational and networking resources.  The past year brought some changes to the [...] Read more


By Kimberly Hensle Lowrance, Managing Director

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and at PRIM&R, that idea is especially true. We marked the start of 2012 by moving across town and are now busy unpacking and settling into new office space. But we’re not the only ones with a new place to hang our proverbial hats (and mittens, scarves, and coats—the first snow of 2012 arrived today in Boston)! Effective immediately, the Read more