Member Benefit: Blog Squad

Become a part of the PRIM&R Blog Squad

Are you a PRIM&R member who enjoys writing about research ethics? If so, we want to hear from you!

PRIM&R invites members who have an interest in writing about ethical issues in research to share their perspectives on the topics covered during our webinars and annual conferences. These contributions are then shared on PRIM&R’s blog, Ampersand.

We seek motivated, professional PRIM&R members who possess strong writing skills, an interest in research ethics, the ability to meet deadlines, and a knack for creativity and positive thinking to contribute posts related to the topics discussed in our conferences or webinars.

Conference Blog Squad

Members of PRIM&R’s Conference Blog Squad will help cover our conferences from start to finish—before, throughout, and after the meeting. Each year, new members will be recruited for our annual Advancing Ethical Research Conference and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference.

Individuals selected for the PRIM&R Conference Blog Squad will be responsible for writing between seven to eight posts. In exchange for their contributions, they will receive:

  • One complimentary registration to the selected conference;
  • One complimentary registration to a pre-conference program at the conference of their choice;
  • Official PRIM&R Blog Squad ribbons, to be worn at the meeting; and
  • Several bylined blog posts that can be shared with your boss, colleagues, friends and family;

To apply for the PRIM&R Conference Blog Squad, please complete the application and submit it with all requested materials via email or fax (617.423.1185) to Kelly Whelan, marketing coordinator.

Please note, all blog posts will be subject to PRIM&R staff edits to ensure consistency with PRIM&R’s mission and style.

Webinar Blog Squad

Every year, PRIM&R offers a rich selection of webinars that provide timely coverage of and in-depth focus on emerging issues in research ethics. To help capture and analyze the ethical issues shared during these webinars, PRIM&R welcomes members to join our Webinar Blog Squad. Members selected to blog about a webinar will receive complimentary registration to that webinar in exchange for one blog post about a topic or issue raised during the program.

There is no formal application period for our Webinar Blog Squad. Applications are accepted for all webinars on a rolling basis, and should be emailed or faxed (617.423.1185), along with requested materials, to Kelly Whelan, marketing coordinator, when complete.

All upcoming webinars are listed on our website; if an upcoming program is of interest to you, please feel free to note this when you submit your application.

Please note all blogs will be subject to PRIM&R staff edits to ensure consistency with PRIM&R’s mission and style.

Topical Meeting Blog Squad

Hosted around the US, PRIM&R’s Topical Meetings bring together seasoned faculty to teach some of our most popular short courses. Members of the Topical Meeting Blog Squad are tasked with composing brief posts about the course(s) they attend to share the experience with their colleagues.Members of the Topical Meeting Blog Squad member receive complimentary registration for the course(s) they select during the application process.

Applications for the Topical Meeting Blog Squad are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Completed applications should be faxed emailed or faxed (617.423.1185), along with requested materials, to Kelly Whelan, marketing coordinator. Please note which regional meeting course(s) you are interested in attending and covering on the application form.

About Ampersand

Ampersand was launched in the fall of 2008 and has grown into a robust source of information and commentary for the research ethics community with more than 15,000 visits annually.

Ampersand provides research ethics professionals with tools and resources to do their jobs more effectively, while connecting them to the PRIM&R community.