Membership FAQ

General Membership Questions:

How do I log in to my account and/or access my profile, account information, and open transactions?

Both PRIM&R members and nonmembers can view and update their information on file, purchase items from the online store, and/or review open transactions by logging in to the PRIM&R website.

After clicking Log In in the upper right-hand corner of the PRIM&R website and entering your email address and unique password, mouse over the "Join/Renew" link at the top of the page and select "Manage Your Profile." From your profile you can add/renew membership and/or navigate through your information, your transactions, the member directory, and the online store.

What is my member status, and what is the expiration date of my current membership?

You can check the status of your membership at any time by logging in to you PRIM&R account. You'll see a line under the "Memberships" header that has your join date and expiration date. If you have never had an active membership, this line will be blank.

What is my member number?

You can find your member number on your membership card. To access your membership card, log in to PRIM&R's website using your email address and your unique password. You will see a link to "Print your Membership Card."

Do you offer institutional or group memberships?

PRIM&R only offers individual memberships. However, there are a number of resources that are available to groups, including:

  • An Institutional EROC Subscription. PRIM&R's Ethical Research Oversight Course (EROC) is an online course which can be used to teach the fundamentals of human subjects protections to IRB members.
  • Group rates on PRIM&R webinars and Workshops On-Demand. Registering a group for a webinar or workshop on-demand is a cost-effective way to provide professional development to your entire staff. In order to receive the further discounted member group rate, only the purchasing individual needs to be a PRIM&R member.
Can memberships be transferred?

Yes, the remaining months of a membership can be transferred to a colleague free of charge in the event that an individual leaves an institution, changes positions, or no longer needs use of their PRIM&R membership. Please complete the Membership Transfer Form.

I'm trying to renew my membership for three years, but when I click the renew link, I only have the option for an annual renewal. Is there a way I can renew for three years?

During your renewal period, our system automatically creates an invoice using the same membership package from the previous year. If you would like to change your renewal package, please send us an email, and we would be happy to update it for you.

Can I renew a colleagues' membership online?

Yes, you can purchase or renew a membership for a colleague at your same institution online. To purchase membership for a colleague, log in to you PRIM&R account and select, "Sign up multiple people". You'll be able to select your colleagues from the drop-down menu.

Not seeing the person you are looking for? Confirm that the person has created their own PRIM&R account and has entered the same institution as their organization. If you are still not seeing your colleague in the drop-down, please email us.

If your colleague is in their renewal period (90 days out from their expiration date), you can renew their membership online as well. First, log in to your PRIM&R account and select "Open Membership Invoices" on the left-hand navigation. You'll be taken to a list of all the open membership renewal invoices for individuals at your institution.

I need an invoice to submit to my accounting department. How can I get one?

If you are becoming a member for the first time or your membership has lapsed, please email us. If you are a current member in your renewal period (90 days out from your expiration date), an invoice is emailed to you at the beginning of the month from

How do I join or renew my membership while registering for a program?

To become a PRIM&R member at the same time as registering for a program, add membership to your online cart first. You'll then see member pricing for the program you are registering for.

If you are a current member in your renewal period (90 days out from your expiration date) and wish to renew your membership along with your registration, log in to you PRIM&R account. Select the "Renew" button under "Memberships." You'll be taken to your renewal invoice, which you can add to your online cart.

Member Benefits:

How do I access my member benefits, including access to complimentary webinar recordings, conference materials, and more?

The majority of your member benefits are accessed through your PRIM&R account. By logging in to your account you'll be able to access members-only sections of our website, including the Knowledge Center, which has past webinars and conferences materials that are over a year old and are complimentary to members.

Some benefits, such as discounted posts on the Career Center and discounts on the CIP® or CPIA® exams, require you to input you member number. You can find your member number on your membership card. To access your membership card, log in to PRIM&R's website using your email address and your unique password. You will see a link to "Print your Membership Card."

How do I post a job on your Career Center using my member discount?

To post a position on our Career Center:

  • Click on the "Employers? Post Jobs and More" link at the top of the page.
  • On the next page, click on the "Employers Sign In" link on the right-hand side of the page.
  • If you already have an account with PRIM&R's Career Center, enter your email and password. If not, you will need to create an account. To get member pricing, you will need to provide your member number.
  • Then you will be redirected to the Overview page, where you will see a button for posting a job.


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