PRIM&R succeeds in advancing ethical research because of the work of the committed and professionals who comprise its membership. In November, at the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, we were pleased to recognize the tremendous achievements of two of our members whose contributions have been instrumental to fulfilling PRIM&R’s mission.

Daniel K. Nelson, MSc, CIP, was the recipient of the Read more


PRIM&R reexamined this issue in 2019; read that piece here.

by Ali Hall, Educational Programs Assistant

At a recent discussion at one of PRIM&R’s staff meetings, we took up the issue of how to refer to those who volunteer to participate in research. More specifically, our conversation started with the fact that PRIM&R uses the term “research subject,” rather than the term “research participant.” The significance of this very conscious choice of language had previously managed to escape me, and so I found the ensuing discussion incredibly enlightening.

While research “subject” is the more traditional [...] Read more


by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager

For the second post in our two part series highlighting the evaluation results from the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference, I'll be sharing your favorite parts of the meeting. We hope that we will be able to recreate some of these successes (and that you’ll be with us to witness them!) in Baltimore, MD, on December 5-7, 2014 for the 2014 AER Conference!

Finding Posters: We tried something new, and you told us that it [...] Read more


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by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director

As most of you have by now read or heard, change is in the air at PRIM&R since I will be stepping down on March 31, 2014 after 39 years at the helm. On Tuesday, December 3, the PRIM&R Board of Directors announced the [...] Read more