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  • Blog Squad

    To provide an insider's view of the 2017 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER17) and Advancing Ethical Research (AER17) Conferences, we are once again accepting applications for the PRIM&R Blog Squad, a team of dedicated writers who help cover PRIM&R's conferences from start to finish, before and after an event.

    This members-only volunteer opportunity is ideal for those who enjoy writing and would like to share their conference experience and insights with the research ethics community. Those selected to serve on the Blog Squad will write 7-8 posts to be published on Ampersand in exchange for complimentary registration for AER17. They'll also receive complimentary registration for either an AER17 Pre-Conference Program of their choice OR registration for SBER17.

    Please note that all posts will be subject to PRIM&R staff edits to ensure consistency with the organization's mission and style.

    Interested in learning more? Read the PRIM&R Blog Squad volunteer description, or check out past posts from PRIM&R Blog Squad members.


    We seek motivated, professional PRIM&R members who demonstrate/possess:

    • An interest in writing about ethical issues in research
    • Strong writing skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Availability to attend the entire conference, including a pre-conference program
    • A knack for creativity and positive thinking


    To apply, please complete the online application (in the application, you will be asked to provide a statement of purpose, brief biography, headshot, and an introductory blog post. For examples of introductory blog posts, see introductions from past Blog Squad members on Ampersand.)

    Important Dates

    Application period ends – September 15, 2017

    Applicants notified – September 29, 2017

    If you have any questions, contact PRIM&R's marketing and communications manager, Kelly Whelan.