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, short-course programming, and annual conferences. These contributions are then published on Ampersand, PRIM&R’s blog, and you can share your bylined posts with your boss, colleagues, friends, and family.

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.

To apply

for any of the below Blog Squad opportunities, please complete the online application.

Conference Blog Squad

Members of PRIM&R’s Conference Blog Squad help cover our conferences from start to finish—before, during, and after the meeting. Each year, new members are 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 are responsible for writing 7–8 posts. In exchange for their contributions, they 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

To apply for the PRIM&R Conference Blog Squad, please complete the online application (deadlines for each conference Blog Squad are listed on the corresponding conference website).

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.

To apply for the Webinar Blog Squad, please complete the online application. There is no formal application period for our Webinar Blog Squad. Applications are accepted for all webinars on a rolling basis.

Special Call for Common Rule Webinar Series Blog Squad Applicants:

PRIM&R seeks two members to cover our upcoming webinar series, Focus on the Revised Common Rule—we will select one individual to cover the biomedical bundle and one to cover the SBER bundle. Individuals selected for this opportunity will be responsible for writing 4 blog posts in exchange for complimentary registration for the bundle of their choosing.
To apply, please complete the online application. The application period for this opportunity closes Friday, May 26 and individuals will be notified whether they've been selected by Tuesday, May 30.

All upcoming webinars are listed on our website; if an upcoming program is of interest to you, please 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.

Workshops & Boot Camps Blog Squad

Hosted around the US, PRIM&R’s Workshops & Boot Camps bring together seasoned faculty to teach some of our most popular short courses. Members of the Workshops & Boot Camps Blog Squad are tasked with composing 2–3 brief posts about the course(s) they attend to share the experience with their colleagues. Members of the Workshops & Boot Camps Blog Squad receive complimentary registration for the course(s) they select during the application process.

To apply for the Workshops & Boot Camps Blog Squad, please complete the online application. Applications for the Workshops & Boot Camps Blog Squad are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

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.

If you have any questions, please contact PRIM&R's marketing coordinator, Kelly Whelan.