Since its founding in 1974, PRIM&R’s highest priority has been providing those charged with ensuring research protections, as well as those involved in the design and implementation of research protocols, with education, practical tools, and cutting-edge strategies for their careers. Hosting highly acclaimed conferences and short courses on the ethics, regulation, and administration of research are some of the ways PRIM&R achieves this goal.
PRIM&R’s educational and professional development programs provide balanced, thorough, and accurate information on the full range of issues surrounding research involving human subjects and animals. Those who take advantage of these offerings also benefit from valuable and enduring connections with colleagues who share similar professional pursuits and challenges.
PRIM&R is committed to building a strong and diverse community of individuals and institutions that support our mission. To that end, PRIM&R is proud to support a flourishing global membership community. PRIM&R’s 4,000 members include those working with research ethics, human subject protections, animal care and use, and biosafety. Our members are administrators, researchers, research staff, institutional officials, government representatives, subject advocates, ethicists, policy makers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology personnel, academics, and attorneys.
Learn more about our membership community and member services, our upcoming educational events, our certification initiatives, and our educational resources.