Outstanding Poster Award

The Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award

Established in 2007, the Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award acknowledges projects or efforts designed to improve HRPPs/IRBs, animal care and use programs, or other oversight and compliance programs through better education, tools, procedures, and practices that contribute to empirical research or scholarship in the research ethics field.

The award is given in honor of the Pillars of PRIM&R, a separate designation given to honor highly respected and incredibly devoted members of our Board of Directors and/or PRIM&R members and volunteers.

PRIM&R has a Poster Presentation Program for the PRIM&R Annual Conference. Each year, one abstract may be selected to be designated as the "Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award Recipient."

Features of the Award include:

  • Complimentary conference registration, two nights’ hotel accommodation for the lead poster author, and a one-year complimentary PRIM&R membership.
  • Recognition on-site at the PRIM&R Annual Conference via a certificate on recipients' poster board, and acknowledgement in the online conference platform.
  • A certificate for each poster author.
  • The opportunity for poster authors to present their results in a PRIM&R Member Newsletter article or Ampersand blog post.

Evaluation Criteria

All poster abstracts submitted to the conference Poster Presentation Program are automatically considered for the Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award. The winning abstract is selected by the Poster Review Committee based on the following criteria:

  • The project is relevant to PRIM&R’s mission to advance the ethical conduct of research through education, research, scholarship, or the development of resources and processes that support the work of the oversight community.
  • The project improves the work of research ethics oversight professionals or brings new research findings and scholarship to the field.
  • The project presents novel initiatives, approaches, and/or information to the field.

Support the Award

The Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award is supported by PRIM&R's General Fund. PRIM&R accepts donations to this fund to help support this and other programs. As a nonprofit organization, PRIM&R is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to PRIM&R is tax-deductible under United States tax regulations. PRIM&R’s tax identification number is 04-2583057.