by Amy Davis, JD, MPH, Senior Director for Programs and Publications

PRIM&R recently sent comments to Congressman Edward Markey, (D-MA), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on a bill called the Trial and Experimental Studies Transparency (TEST) Act of 2012. The goal of the bill is to increase transparency of clinical trials by expanding reporting [...] Read more


by Joanna Cardinal, Assistant Director for Membership and IT Operations

In 2006, PRIM&R’s Board of Directors adopted a number of core values to codify the culture and priorities of our organization. One of these core values is diversity, or the priority of working “hard to value and promote the diversity of people, ideas, and opinions.” To ensure success supporting this value, in 2011, the Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) was developed. The DAG’s initial goal is to examine the issue of diversity as it pertains to PRIM&R’s membership. Specifically, the DAG will make recommendations to the staff and [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator

Preparations for the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference  are gearing up, and I for one am getting excited about the annual poster presentations. To channel my excitement, I reached out to some of our past presenters to find out what they have been up to. This week, I chatted with Amal Matar, PRIM&R’s 2010 Pillar of PRIM&R Award recipient, to see how her work has progressed since she shared her work at the 2011 AER [...] Read more


Welcome to another installment of our featured member profiles where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce [...] Read more