2015 IACUC Conference

Contribute to the Conference Program

Submit a poster abstract or session proposal, or suggest a topic or speaker. Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014

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Last Chance to Register

Register by Monday, September 22 for IRB Administration: Providing Stellar Support to Your IRB

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October Webinar

Incidental and Secondary Findings

Hear from staff members at the Presidential Commission about ethically managing the incidental and secondary findings that arise in research.

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Pillars of PRIM&R Award

Deadline to apply: October 10

The award recognizes professionals who demonstrate exceptional potential for leadership in the field of research ethics.

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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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Ethical Research Oversight Course


E-ROC a thorough, authoritative, and user-friendly way to learn how to navigate the human subject protections landscape. Watch an overview and introduction.

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2014 AER Conference


This year's schedule features 8 full-day programs, 3 keynote speakers, 13 plenaries, and 126 breakout sessions designed to examine and respond to the changes in research and their impact on compliance and ethical oversight.

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News & Announcements

Public Policy

Read PRIM&R's response to the FDA's Draft Guidance on Informed Consent. More

Knowledge Center

Special Feature
This month’s special feature highlights the rise of big data, the implications for research, and ethical considerations related to its use through a selection of articles, presentations, and websites. More


Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
The CPIA credential constitutes formal recognition of an IACUC professional’s broad knowledge of IACUC functions and expertise about animal care and use programs. More

Connect & Engage

PRIM&R's 40th Anniversary
On the blog: 40 Years of Research Ethics: The Prisoners at Holmesburg More

IRB Forum

Use of External IRBs

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