For over 40 years, PRIM&R has hosted educational events where professionals gather to deconstruct, discuss, and debate issues affecting the world of research ethics and oversight and to network with colleagues in the field.
The Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference will bring together more than 2,300 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.
Always an irreplaceable learning and networking opportunity, this dynamic conference includes educational offerings for professionals involved in every facet of the research enterprise. Through engaging and informative keynote addresses, a series of thought-provoking panels on timely ethical issues, and highly practical breakout sessions, attendees will gain important insights on the fields of research ethics and human subject protections, increase their knowledge and understanding of ethical requirements, learn best practices and strategies for their implementation, and sharpen their skills for dealing with myriad of late-breaking and longstanding challenges. This meeting will also feature a poster gallery composed of novel approaches to the management, function, and operations of HRPPs/IRBs and empirical studies or conceptual analysis of challenging issues related to the conduct or oversight of research involving human subjects.
PRIM&R’s Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference is widely acknowledged to be the premier event for those in the field of human subjects protections.
We’re expecting more than 2,400 participants from all 50 US states and more than 30 countries who represent a variety of perspectives including: institutional review board (IRB) chairs, members, administrators, and staff; human research protections program professionals; federal agency representatives; industry representatives; researchers and research staff; institutional officials and other key decision-makers; ethicists; and community leaders.
PRIM&R strives to deliver an educational experience that helps attendees better understand and respond to the complexities of a rapidly changing research and regulatory environment. Our Supporters and Exhibitors play an important role in meeting this goal, so we hope you will consider joining us at AER18.
Since its founding in 1974, PRIM&R has pursued two core goals: creating a strong and vibrant community of ethics-minded research administration and oversight personnel, and providing educational and professional development opportunities that give that community the ongoing knowledge, support, and interaction it needs to raise the bar of research administration and oversight above regulatory compliance. PRIM&R has also formalized professional standards and credentials that document the expertise necessary for effective and appropriate research ethics support, and is active in public policy, offering expert opinion and guidance to the rule-making and advisory bodies governing the research enterprise and its practical applications.