2023 PRIM&R
Annual Conference

Washington, DC
December 4 - 6, 2023

2023 PRIM&R Annual Conference/2023 SBER Conference

2023 PRIM&R Annual Conference/2023 SBER Conference

2023 PRIM&R Annual Conference (PRIMR23) will be held on December 4-6, 2023, in Washington, DC. The 2023 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference (SBER23) and PRIMR23 Workshops will be held on December 3. Information on the agenda, registration, and housing will be available during the spring of 2023.  

As the world evolves and modernizes, PRIM&R seeks to create a space to think holistically about the research enterprise. At PRIMR23 and SBER23, endeavor with us to achieve a shared vision of advancing ethical, responsible, and high-quality research. 

PRIMR23 and SBER23 are for: HRPP/IRB, IACUC/ACU, and IBC directors, administrators, chairs, and members; compliance personnel; QA/QI personnel; institutional research leadership; federal and state representatives; industry personnel; CRO employees; researchers and research staff; legal counsel; public relations professionals; research subject and patient advocates; ethicists; and anyone else working within the research enterprise. 

Contact us with questions.  

PRIMR23/SBER23 Conference Format

Next year's events are designed for attendees to create a conference experience that best meets their professional needs and interests. Each day will feature plenary, breakout, and networking sessions, with content areas  as follows: 

  • December 3: PRIMR23 Workshops (in-depth courses on topics related to human subjects research, animal care and use, institutional leadership, and crossover* topics) and SBER23 (a day long meeting for those working in SBER)
  • December 4: PRIMR23—Human subjects research, animal care and use, institutional leadership, and crossover* content 
  • December 5: PRIMR23—Human subjects research, animal care and use, institutional leadership, and crossover* content 
  • December 6: PRIMR23—Human subjects research and crossover content* 

Registration packages will be set-up so attendees can go to the days of most interest to their professional interest(s).  

*Crossover content is geared to all those working in research, ethics, and oversight and is on shared oversight challenges, emerging issues in research, and challenges to trustworthiness in research. 

PRIMR23/SBER23 Call for Proposals

PRIM&R’s Call for Session Proposal Program is an opportunity to contribute ideas for topics and speakers for the PRIMR23 and  SBER23. If you have a session idea for either/both events, review these guidelines and contribute by January 6, 2023.

Proposal Topics: 

See the information above for details on the conference’s focus and audience. We are interested in receiving proposals on any topics of potential interest to this broad audience, but for 2023, we are particularly interested in receiving proposals on the following topics: 

  • “Crossover” topics that span/pertain to both human and nonhuman animal research programs and would be of interest to HRPP/IRB, ACU/IACUC, and/or IBC personnel (e.g., topics related to shared oversight challenges, challenges to ethics/trustworthiness in research, emerging technologies, translation, big data, etc.) 

  • SBER issues/challenges/etc. (SBER23 will be held in conjunction with PRIMR23) 

  • Advancing equity and justice in research 

  • Industry-related issues/challenges 

  • Challenges and topics for institutional leadership/officials 

Submission Guidelines and Program Terms: 

  • Review the program guidelines and terms before submitting a proposal—they provide detail on session types, proposal requirements, terms and conditions, and frequently asked questions. Proposals that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered. 

  • In recommending speakers, please note: 
    • Proposals must include speakers from more than one institution. 

    • Proposals may include three to four speakers, depending on format. PRIM&R reserves the right to ask fewer speakers to participate if more conducive to the format.  

    • PRIM&R is interested in including speakers who may not have presented at our meetings before, especially early career/emerging professionals and individuals from smaller or minority-serving institutions.  

    • PRIM&R is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.. Speaker recommendations should reflect this commitment, with an eye toward diversity in race, gender, sex, religion, age, career level, disability status, institution type, geography, and professional role. 

  • If proposals are accepted, PRIM&R reserves the right to modify them to meet program goals, merge similar proposals into one, and/or invite additional speakers if the submission does not include a diversity of perspectives (see above).  

  • We’re planning both live and on-demand content (pre-recorded). By submitting a proposal, you agree to present in the format PRIM&R designates. 

Planning Committee Review: Planning Committees, made of up of subject matter experts, put together the conference agenda by reviewing and selecting from session proposals, considering prior year sessions to repeat, and generating new session ideas of their own. Given the number of ideas under consideration and the number of available session slots, we are unable to accept all session proposals. We typically aim for about 30% of the program to be made up of session proposals. Proposals accepted often: 

  • Meet a topic need as identified above. 

  • Cover a timely topic. 

  • Include a diversity of perspectives (vs. speakers from all one institution). 

While proposals on a how an institution manages a certain aspect of their program are interesting, we’d prefer to see topics tackled from a diversity of perspectives and that are of broad interest (our Poster Presentation Program is a better space to discuss new program innovations/impact on programs; that call will open in April 2023). 

Submitting a Proposal: 

Submit a proposal using this online form by January 6, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Notification of your proposal status will be sent in early June 2023. 

If you have questions about the submission process, contact Sadé Chisolm, Conference Assistant