Educational Materials

PRIM&R develops educational materials, publications, and resources on a wide range of topics, including centralized IRB review; HIPAA compliance; research administration; tissue banking; and ethical, legal, and procedural issues related to the conduct of human subjects research.

The following materials are currently available.

Conference Proceedings
Our conference proceedings have become standard references in the field. Proceedings from 2002 on are now available online and on CD-ROM. Many prior years’ conference proceedings are still available as hard copy publications.

PRIM&R Through the Years: Three Decades of Protecting Human Subjects
A compilation of nearly thirty years of key talks delivered at PRIM&R conferences, PRIM&R Through the Years is an indispensable resource for professionals working in the human research protections field. PRIM&R Through the Years is an enduring chronicle of wise and thoughtful presentations given by the most respected leaders in the research ethics field. Many of these talks are as relevant today as when they were first delivered.

PRIM&R Through the Years is an essential companion for any person or program seeking to advance the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. Please note: PRIM&R Through the Years is no longer available.

Study Guide for Institutional Review Board: Management and Function
This study guide for Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition facilitates application of the information found in the textbook. Developed by the Applied Research Ethics Association (ARENA), PRIM&R's former membership arm, and written by institutional review board (IRB) members and staff, the study guide promotes the professional development of individuals working in the field of human subjects protection.

You can purchase the study guide from Jones and Bartlett Publishers, or an online reseller. You can also download an errata sheet for the study guide.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Guidebook, developed in collaboration with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and the Applied Research Ethics Association (ARENA) was first published in 1992. The 2002 edition updates information on the fundamental principle of animal care and use programs: self-regulation with oversight. This comprehensive reference incorporates guidance and policies from a variety of critical resources and also provides practical advice for IACUC professionals. The IACUC Guidebook can be accessed at no charge on the OLAW website.