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.
PRIM&R envisions a world in which all stakeholders in the research enterprise share an understanding of and commitment to the centrality of ethics to advancing science and medicine, as exemplified through research policies and practices that align with the highest ethical standards in research.
Values exemplify what actions and behaviors the organization is trying to model, as well as those that it hopes its community will embrace. PRIM&R’s core values are as follows:
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) seeks to promote diversity and ensure equal opportunity for all persons within its staff, membership, leadership, and programs.
PRIM&R aims to advance good scientific and scholarly research by enhancing understanding of and commitment to the centrality of ethics on the part of all stakeholders in the research enterprise. We consider the diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences found among those many stakeholders to be an asset to our mission of advancing just and responsible research.
We strive to be aware of how diversity evolves and changes over time, and to encourage and cultivate a climate of awareness, inclusiveness, and respect in everything we do. We value and celebrate any and all differences among our staff and constituents, regardless of factors such as age, country of origin, disability status, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or veteran status.
Diversity is a cross-cutting theme of PRIM&R's Strategic Plan.
Visit our interactive timeline to see the history of PRIM&R from 1973-2014.