Call for Webinar Proposals

Call for Webinar Proposals

Do you have an idea for a webinar that would be beneficial for the PRIM&R audience? Or would you like to share your knowledge in a particular subject area? If so, we invite you to contribute your ideas to Scott Rule, PRIM&R’s Digital Learning Designer.
PRIM&R offers webinars each year on a range of topics in the human subjects protections and animal care and use fields, and we invite you to contribute your suggestions. Whether you are a veteran presenter for PRIM&R, a past webinar attendee, or new to PRIM&R or the field, if your idea is connected to research ethics, we want to hear from you!


We are soliciting ideas for topics of interest to individuals working in the fields of human subjects protections and animal care and use—specifically, those working with human research protection programs (HRPPs) and IRBs as well as animal care and use programs and IACUCs.

You can view descriptions of past webinars on our website:

Learning Level

We are looking for webinar ideas at basic/general, intermediate, and advanced levels, as defined below, that incorporate active learning techniques. 

Basic/General: Topics that are of general interest, to those with experience or new to the field. These webinars may appeal to a broad audience, for example, crossover topics for those interested in both human subjects as well as animal care and use issues. Other general topics might address new regulations or guidance, or present fundamental or introductory material.

Intermediate: The intermediate webinar assumes working knowledge of the topic, basic concepts and principles, or of the regulations. Intermediate-level webinars are geared toward those looking to expand their knowledge and skill set beyond fundamentals to more complex or nuanced aspects of the topic.

Advanced: Advanced webinars:

  1. assume mastery of central ethical concepts and principles, of the regulations, and of the processes of applying them to the day-to-day work of protocol review or other research oversight activities, and
  2. provide attendees with in-depth knowledge of an area and a robust set of skills for addressing difficult problems and navigating "grey areas" related to the topic, improving their human research protections programs or animal care and use programs, shaping their institutional cultures, or advancing their careers. These sessions will not review basic concepts.


Most of our webinars have a running time of 75 minutes, involve two speakers who represent the perspectives of different institutions and/or backgrounds, and cover complementary aspects of a given topic. On occasion we host webinars that feature one presenter. Webinars typically make use of active learning techniques, including case studies and polling questions.  When submitting your suggestion, please consider whether your idea would best be presented by a single speaker or by two speakers with differing perspectives.

Please note: PRIM&R is committed to representing diverse viewpoints and honors this commitment through pairing webinar presenters from different backgrounds and institutional and/or organizational affiliations. If providing ideas for presenters (which is not necessary), please identify co-presenters from different backgrounds and institutions and/or organizational affiliations. 

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