Blog Squad

About the Blog Squad

Are you a PRIM&R member who enjoys writing about research ethics? If so, we want to hear from you!

PRIM&R invites members who have an interest in writing about ethical issues in research to share their perspectives on the topics covered during our webinars, short-course programming, and annual conferences. These contributions are then published on Ampersand, PRIM&R’s blog, and you can share your bylined posts with your boss, colleagues, friends, and family.

We seek motivated, professional PRIM&R members who possess strong writing skills, an interest in research ethics, the ability to meet deadlines, and a knack for creativity and positive thinking to contribute posts related to the topics discussed in our conferences or webinars.

To apply for any of the open Blog Squad opportunities listed below, please complete the online application (it's the same application for all).

Open Blog Squad Calls

Members of the Blog Squad for PRIM&R's 2021 Advancing Ethical Research Conference and Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference (AER21/SBER21) will provide an insider's view of the virtual conferences by writing 4 blog posts in exchange for complimentary registration for AER21 and SBER21 or an AER21 Preconference Workshop.

Application deadline:  September 30, 2021

To apply for the PRIM&R Conference Blog Squad, please complete the online application. In the application, you will be asked to provide a statement of purpose, brief biography, headshot, and an introductory blog post. For examples of introductory blog posts, see introductions from past Blog Squad members on Ampersand.

Online Application

Every year, PRIM&R offers a rich selection of webinars that provide timely coverage of and in-depth focus on emerging issues in research ethics. To help capture and analyze the ethical issues shared during these webinars, PRIM&R welcomes members to join our Webinar Blog Squad. Members selected to blog about a webinar will receive complimentary registration to that webinar in exchange for one blog post about a topic or issue raised during the program.

To apply for the Webinar Blog Squad, please complete the online application. There is no formal application period for our Webinar Blog Squad. Applications are accepted for all webinars on a rolling basis.

All upcoming webinars are listed on our website; if an upcoming program is of interest to you, please note this when you submit your application.

Online Application

About Ampersand

Ampersand was launched in the fall of 2008 and has grown into a robust source of information and commentary for the research ethics community with more than 15,000 visits annually.

Ampersand provides research ethics professionals with tools and resources to do their jobs more effectively, while connecting them to the PRIM&R community.