Poster Abstract Committee Call

PRIM&R is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2022 PRIM&R Annual Conference (PAC22) Poster Abstract Committee. The Poster Abstract Committee reviews poster abstract submissions based upon innovative programs related to the successful work of research oversight and compliance programs, or empirical research on or conceptual analyses of topics or questions relevant to human subjects research protections, animal care and use/animal welfare, or “crossover” topics in research ethics (i.e., topics that span the research program as defined on this webpage).

The Poster Abstract Committee includes subgroups that review content as follows:

  • IRB programmatic posters
  • IACUC programmatic posters
  • Crossover programmatic posters
  • IRB empirical or conceptual posters
  • IACUC empirical or conceptual posters
  • Crossover empirical or conceptual posters

Programmatic abstracts describe impactful and innovative approaches to the management and operation of HRPPs/IRBs, IACUCs/ACUs, IBCs, research integrity programs, and/or conflict of interest offices, analysis of such programmatic endeavors, and directions for the future.

Empirical abstracts describe empirical studies related to research ethics, including research on policies, practices, and concepts in human subjects or animal research oversight, or on “crossover topics, and include data collection, conclusions drawn from the data analysis, and directions for future work.

Conceptual analysis abstracts describe normative theses or conceptual analyses that address an ethical, policy, or practical problem in research ethics, and identify directions for future theoretical or practical work.

When completing the application form, interested individuals will be asked to select their preferences for review categories.

Responsibilities of Poster Abstract Committee members include:

  • Serve one review term between April and August 2022.
  • Participate in one call to review how to review/score abstracts.
  • Read and score between 10-20 submissions (number of submissions are dependent on group assigned as some groups may have fewer submissions). Members are given approximately four weeks to read/score abstracts.
  • Read and score between one and five late-breaking abstracts (number of submissions are dependent on group assigned as some groups may have fewer submissions). Members are given approximately four weeks to read/score abstracts.
  • Make recommendations for oral presentations and Pillars of PRIM&R Poster Award (reserved for outstanding work).

Applicants must be current PRIM&R members to be considered, and must maintain an active membership status throughout their appointment. Those asked to serve will be provided with a discount on their PRIM&R Annual Conference registration.

To apply, complete this online application by February 4, 2022.

Contact Sadé Chisolm, conference assistant, with questions. We look forward to receiving your application!