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PRIM&R's Regional Connections Program is designed to encourage research ethics professionals in a given geographic area to connect and build relationships. To that end, we offer support to individuals and institutions who would like to organize and host a Regional Connections event for their community. In this post, Kirstin Morningstar, MBA, CIP, CPIA, regulatory services director, Mary-Colette Lybrand, MS, CCRP, CIP, regulatory services manager, and Alyson Stearns, CIP, regulatory services specialist, in the Office of Research Administration at the University of Texas at Arlington share more about an innovative Regional Connections event initiated by their institution. Read more


by Susie Hoffman

I’m writing to tell you about one of PRIM&R’s little-known membership benefits:  PRIM&R Regional Connections.

I first took advantage of this benefit in 2007 to convene the inaugural Virginia Institutional Review Board (IRB) Consortium conference. My goal was to provide a low-cost education and networking opportunity to IRBs throughout Virginia. The Virginia IRB Consortium conference has blossomed into an annual event. I cherish the sense of community that this event brings. It is always wonderful to make connections with new colleagues and to watch their eyes light up as they realize they have found others that actually know what an IRB [...] Read more