While PRIM&R will continue to do what we do best—offer high-quality education, resources, and professional development opportunities for research oversight professionals—our 2023 Strategic Plan intentionally focuses on areas for growth, expansion, and innovation.
In this time of global upheaval (COVID-19, a national civil rights and social justice movement, the use of digital data for research that outpaces privacy protections, etc.), PRIM&R and the community it serves face significant public mistrust in research, the increasing politicization of research, and substantive changes in processes to conduct and oversee research. In addition, as in other sectors, the research protections workforce and workplace are changing, as are the professional development and educational needs that support them.
PRIM&R sees an opportunity to set a path forward that is nimble and flexible, responsive to the current environment, and build on our current strengths. This path recommits PRIM&R to achieving a vision in which all stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from research share an understanding of and commitment to the centrality of ethics to advance science and medicine, one that expands our reach.
This plan outlines four strategic goals for the next three years. Across these goals, we place a special emphasis on strategically seeking out and leveraging partnerships with other organizations to enhance our capacity to advance ethical research. Central to this plan is our commitment to cultivate and sustain an environment of consciousness, inclusivity, accessibility, respect, humility and openness to change in all that we do.