About Us

PRIM&R’s highest priority is providing professionals responsible for ensuring research protections, and those involved in the design and implementation of research protocols, with education, practical tools, and cutting-edge strategies. Hosting highly acclaimed conferences and short courses on the ethics, regulation, and administration of research are some of the ways PRIM&R has achieved 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. Professionals who take advantage of these offerings also benefit from valuable, enduring connections with colleagues who share similar pursuits and challenges.

Committed to building a strong and diverse community of individuals and institutions that support our mission, PRIM&R is proud to support a flourishing global membership community. PRIM&R’s 4,000 members include administrators, researchers, research staff, institutional officials, government representatives, subject advocates, ethicists, policy makers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology personnel, academics, and attorneys working in research ethics, human subject protections, animal care and use, and biosafety.

Learn more about our membership community, member benefits, upcoming educational eventscertification initiatives, and educational resources.