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.
PRIM&R’s educational and professional development programs address a range of issues surrounding research involving human subjects and animals. Our approach welcomes the diversity of reasonable viewpoints, while ensuring the dissemination of thoughtful and accurate information. Much of our educational programming is taught by professionals with decades of experience in their respective fields.
PRIM&R has approximately 4,000 individual members. PRIM&R is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for the oversight of all activities and programs in addition to the implementation of new projects that benefit members and the community. Operations are administered by a staff of 20, headed by an executive director.