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The IRB and the Community It Serves

Fred Koning, M.Div, Th.M, M.S., speaks about the role of the non-scientist community member on the IRB.

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Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Learn about the challenges presented when reviewing or conducting pragmatic clinical trials in our upcoming April 26 webinar.

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IACUC Educational Resources

Incorporating Active Learning

Use active learning pedagogy to enhance the effectiveness of your IACUC training programs with the ICARE project.

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Regulatory Burden:

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Incorporating Active Learning into IACUC Training

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AER 2016

Ethics Ambassadors

Local students react to the importance of human subjects protection at AER16.

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Common Rule


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Decreasing Regulatory Burden: What’s Not To Like?
PRIM&R is partnering with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) to offer a half-day post-Forum workshop on April 26 as an addition to the 2017 ACLAM Forum. More

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