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Upcoming Webinar: Preventing Distress in Lab Animals

Learn strategies for determining when laboratory animals are experiencing distress through observing their behavior.

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More Than Just Sessions!

Learn more about the special events and networking opportunities happening during the 2015 AER Conference.

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Planning to Take the CIP Exam?

The application deadline for the fall testing period (September 12-26) is Monday, August 3.

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Looking for a New Career Opportunity?

The PRIM&R Career Center provides free access to HRPP/IRB and IACUC-related jobs, as well as positions focused on quality improvement, compliance, and more.

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Our Mission

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. We accomplish this mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.

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Importance of Research Ethics Education

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Read PRIM&R's response to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues' "Request for Comments on Deliberation and Bioethics Education."

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Do You Oversee SBER?

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Join us for the 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference, a one-day conference designed to help build and strengthen effective human subjects protections programs that oversee SBER.

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Educational Programs

2015 Fall Regional Meeting
Join us in San Antonio for IRB Administrator 101, IRB Administrator 201, and Collaborating for Compliance. Register for one, two, or all three courses! More

Educational Programs

At Your Doorstep
Save on travel costs! Bring PRIM&R's IRB 101sm and IRB 250 programming directly to your institution. More

Professional Development

PRIM&R Certificate Program
Get the Certificate in the Foundations of Animal Care and Use or the Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections, and demonstrate your commitment to the research ethics field while growing professionally. More

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