Membership Justification Toolkit

Membership Photo 2PRIM&R membership will provide you with valuable access to a vast network of colleagues, important updates from the field, educational events, development opportunities, and more. We understand that your membership requires an investment of resources from both you and your institution. This information has been developed to assist you in demonstrating the value of PRIM&R membership to your supervisor and institution.


About PRIM&R

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 members have access to the full array of member benefits, which help them stay informed, stretch their resources, connect with colleagues in the field, and advance their careers.

About PRIM&R's Membership Community

Membership Photo 1PRIM&R has an active and diverse membership community of more than 4,000 members who hail from over 1,000 institutions located in more than 40 countries. Our membership consists of those working in research ethics, human subject protections, animal care and use, and biosafety, and from every setting in which that research is conducted.

2017 Membership Rates

Individual Membership $190

Low & Middle Income Country Membership* $85
Retired Membership $85
Student Membership $85

*Please review the list of designated countries to determine your eligibility.

Membership Bundles

Looking to make the most of your money? Bundled two- and three-year memberships come at a discounted price for members, and include the same benefits as an annual individual membership.

  • Two-year Individual Membership - $340 (save $40)
  • Three-year Individual Membership - $480 (save $90)

Please note all memberships are individual in nature, but are transferable to another colleague at your institution prior to the membership expiration date.

Member Feedback

Don't take our word for it, member feedback speaks for itself! We are proud to serve as a home base for thousands of people involved in the advancement of ethical research.

I found a great team and a warm learning community that promotes new and innovative knowledge in the field. I'm proud and delighted to be part of PRIM&R.PRIM&R member

PRIM&R has always played an integral role in my career and has given to me more than I could ever hope to return in kind. And over the years PRIM&R has become my professional family and a place where I have been able to develop and maintain life-long friendships. So, thank you and thank PRIM&R!PRIM&R member

I am at a small institution and wear various hats related to research. Having access to information, training, etc., through a national organization is crucial in order for me to succeed at my job and stay current with policies and national trends.PRIM&R member

I have always been more than satisfied and impressed with the membership and benefits offered. Your annual conference is #1.PRIM&R member

I love PRIM&R and the available resources provided. Truly a professional organization helping its members improve.PRIM&R member

PRIM&R membership is very much like research. Once you're in, you'll never leave.PRIM&R member

Read more from our membership community on our blog, Ampersand.

Tips to Advocate for Membership

With shrinking institutional budgets, it is more important than ever to be able to justify the expense of joining a professional organization. When preparing your request (download a template) to join PRIM&R's membership community, consider the following:

  • How will PRIM&R membership benefit you in your current position?
  • How will membership in PRIM&R in turn benefit your institution/organization?
  • Which PRIM&R member benefits/programs do you plan to take advantage of?

Cite specific examples whenever possible to strengthen your argument to your employer and institution.