In this week's Throwback Thursday, take a look back at PRIM&R's comments in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), which was released on July 26, 2011. Read the original post, written by current executive director, Elisa A. Hurley, when she was PRIM&R's director of education, here.

On October 26, 2011, PRIM&R submitted to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) comments in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled, "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research [...] Read more


It’s been four years since PRIM&R’s last Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference and, this November, we will host the 2015 SBER Conference in Boston, MA. As we get ready for this year’s event, let’s look back at topics discussed in 2011 to see how they have transformed and evolved over the years.

Issues around data sharing and privacy have been widely discussed in our community, but they’re not new; even back at the 2011 SBER Conference, these issues were important themes:

In his keynote address, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, PhD, Toshiba professor of media [...] Read more


On April 18, 1979, the Belmont Report was first published in the Federal Register. Thirty-six years isn't that long in the grand scheme of things, but it is effectively the lifetime of the research ethics field, formally beginning as it did with the publication of the Belmont Report. We were curious how the application of the principles contained in the report has changed over that time, so we reached out to a few past PRIM&R Blog Squad members to get their thoughts.

We asked: How do you think people's understanding of the [...] Read more


With the 2015 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference rapidly approaching, our staff is busy getting ready to welcome more than 600 professionals from across the fields of animal care and use and research ethics to our hometown, Boston, MA. Amid all our planning, we found ourselves wondering: How has the IACUC Conference changed over the years? The conference is always a great opportunity to learn about the latest insights, best practices, and challenges in the field, but how have those transformed in recent years?

We dug into our archives to look at the 2005 IACUC Conference [...] Read more