PRIM&R now provides individuals the opportunity to earn two new certificates through participation in PRIM&R educational offerings. These certificates present participants a way to demonstrate their commitment to the research ethics field while growing professionally, or adding a research ethics component to their existing knowledge about the research enterprise.
By obtaining the Certificate in the Ethical Foundations of Animal Care and Use, or the Certificate in the Foundations of Human Subjects Protections, participants will:
PLEASE NOTE: These certificates are not prerequisites to, nor do they count toward, eligibility for the CIP® or CPIA® certification. Additionally, some position announcements state a requirement for CIP or CPIA certification. Neither of these certificates fulfill that requirement, nor are they intended to demonstrate the same level of competency. Rather, they demonstrate a basic understanding of human subjects protections and animal care and use. Learn more about the differences between these certificates and professional certification.
Enrollment in the program is required. Once enrolled, participants will receive regular updates via email about upcoming programs that meet certificate requirements. For both certificates, all requirements must be completed within three years.
The program is free to PRIM&R members. Nonmembers pay a nominal enrollment fee of $49.