Volunteer Opportunities: Committees

Committees are an important part of PRIM&R’s leadership. Committee seats are announced as they become open. To find out if a particular committee is accepting applicants, check out your most recent issue of PRIM&R This Week or the PRIM&R Member Newsletter. Please note, most committee calls for applicants are open near the end of each calendar year.

Diversity Advisory Group Member

The Diversity Advisory Group is a volunteer body that advises the PRIM&R staff on strategies for fostering a diverse membership community and works to raise the profile of diversity as an issue that matters to the broader research oversight field. This advisory group is tasked with:

  • Participating in approximately four conference calls per year
  • Working with staff throughout the year to develop policies and initiatives that support the growth and development of PRIM&R's diversity efforts
  • Attending diversity-related sessions and events at conferences

Estimated time commitment: One to three hours per month

Education Committee Member

The Education Committee, a programmatic committee of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors, is charged with helping shape PRIM&R’s educational priorities and programs. This committee contributes to PRIM&R's educational programs by:

  • Participating in approximately five conference calls per year
  • Assisting in setting broad educational goals that will advance PRIM&R’s mission
  • Identifying opportunities for development of new educational activities
  • Recommending specific educational initiatives that will meet the needs of PRIM&R’s constituencies
  • Evaluating current educational activities to determine whether goals are being reached

Estimated time commitment: One to four hours per month

Knowledge Center Advisory Group Member

The Knowledge Center Advisory Group contributes to goal-setting and strategic planning for the Knowledge Center, and helps identify new content for groups/individuals whose needs or interests may be under-represented within the current site. Advisory group members also participate in the development of new resources for the Knowledge Center. Committee members are asked to:

  • Participate in six conference calls per year
  • Identify areas of potential growth for the Knowledge Center
  • Work with staff on initiatives to further the site’s growth and development
  • Contribute to the creation of new resources and content for the Knowledge Center
  • Assist in efforts to promote the Knowledge Center as a benefit of PRIM&R membership

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours per month

Membership Committee Member

The Membership Committee, a programmatic committee of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors, is charged with cultivating leaders from within the membership. Committee members participate in conference calls, meet up at PRIM&R conferences, and correspond via email throughout the year to strategize ways to improve member benefits and grow the membership community. In addition, committee members agree to:

  • Complete a three-year term
  • Participate in approximately six conference calls per year
  • Work with staff to develop policies and initiatives that support the growth and development of PRIM&R’s membership
  • Attend membership-related events at conferences
  • Review applications for PRIM&R’s Regional Connections Program

Estimated time commitment: One to three hours per month

If you have a question, please contact the membership team at membership@primr.org.