PRIM&R membership allows you to take advantage of all of the resources we offer to those working in the field of research ethics and oversight. Need a reason to join? We’ve got 10.  

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The Top 10 Reasons to Become a PRIM&R Member:

  1. Join a community: Network with other professionals in the field at our annual conferences, regional meetings, and PRIM&R Regional Connections events.

  2. Make connections: Locate and connect with other members using our exclusive Member Directory.

  3. Access members-only resources: Explore thousands of pages of valuable content in the PRIM&R Knowledge Center.

  4. Find a mentor: Participate in our Mentoring Program, which matches individuals in the early stages of their career or those facing work-related challenges at any point with seasoned professionals who provide ongoing or occasional guidance.

  5. Network with colleagues: Share ideas with members from around the world through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

  6. Get certified: You can become a Certified IRB Professional (CIP®), a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®), or both. PRIM&R members receive discounted rates for both the CIP and CPIA exams, as well as access to programs geared toward helping them maintain their CIP or CPIA certification. 

  7. Stay up to date: Receive our popular monthly PRIM&R Member Newsletter and bimonthly Research Ethics Digest via email and stay abreast of changes of the fields of research ethics and oversight. In addition, the Research Ethics Digest Self-Study Program allows readers to earn continuing education credit for the time and effort they invest.

  8. Take advantage of discounts: Pay reduced registration fees for PRIM&R conferences, regional meetings, webinars, and our online course. Receive discounts on the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

  9. Receive valuable workload and salary survey information: Participate in PRIM&R's annual Workload and Salary Survey and get the resulting report on workloads, staffing patterns, and compensation, as well as crucial data for resource management and professional advancement.

  10. Be part of the premier research ethics organization in the world!

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