On September 27, 2012, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Community Engagement in International Research: Considerations for Ethics Review. Following the webinar, I had a chance to connect with the presenters, Jim Lavery, MSc, PhD, and Katherine King, PhD, to discuss some of the questions they were unable to cover during the time allotted for the webinar.

Alexandra Shlimovich (AS): How is the framework for community engagement (CE) you presented different from the framework for research with individual participants?
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This week, we sat down with Elisa Hurley, PRIM&R’s education director and presenter of last week’s Research Ethics Beyond Respect, Beneficence, and Justice webinar. We discussed what it takes to do research ethics well, ways to become involved in human subjects protections, and key resources in the field.

Alexandra Shlimovich (AS): What does someone need to understand to do research ethics well?
Elisa Hurley (EH): I come at this question from the perspective of someone who teaches research ethics, and not [...] Read more


Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews in which we introduce you to 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 you to Sylk Sotto-Santiago, MBA, MPS, CPIA, research compliance manager/officer in the office of research and sponsored programs at the University of Denver.

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Here at the PRIM&R headquarters, we have been gearing up for Member Appreciation Month, and today we are happy to announce two very special webinars to be held in May.

If you’re interested in the Certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) Professional (CIP®) exam or the Certified Professional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administrator (CPIA®) exam, you will not want to miss these webinars. We are calling in the experts to guide you on your journey toward certification.

If the CIP examination is in your future, tune in to hear Susan Delano, CIP, Chair of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals, speak [...] Read more

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