AER Virtual Meeting

Can't make it to Baltimore? Register now for the 2014 AER Conference Virtual Meeting!

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Traveling to Baltimore for AER 2014?

The cut-off date to receive the PRIM&R hotel room rate in Baltimore is November 5.

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"There can be no defense..."

In an interview on People & Perspectives, Charles McCarthy reflects on his very to-the-point "defense" paper on the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.

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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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CPIA Recertification Guidelines


Planning to recertify? Read the updated CPIA recertification guidelines.

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On the PRIM&R blog, guest blogger Brandon Brown, MPH, PhD, discusses the outstanding ethical questions that have arisen as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

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Public Policy

PRIM&R Releases White Paper on the Boundaries Between Research and Practice
The paper summarizes a three-year effort to develop guidance for persons making decisions regarding the need for ethical review or oversight of health-related activities conducted along the boundary between research and practice. More

2014 AER Conference

Support the Local Community
At this year's conference, PRIM&R will be collecting donations for the House of Ruth, a Baltimore-based domestic violence center. More

Educational Programs

Online Course
Online learning is an important component of 21st century education, and PRIM&R’s Ethical Research Oversight Course is a thorough, authoritative, and user-friendly way to learn how to navigate the human subject protections landscape. More

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PRIM&R members can use our online Member Directory to connect with colleagues around the world for consultation, guidance, and other professional support. Access Available for Members Only More

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