PRIMR23 Proposal info



Please note the following:

  • Proposals can be geared toward a specific audience (e.g., IRB, IACUC, IBC, or institutional leaders) or focused on “crossover” topics that span the research program (e.g., topics related to shared oversight challenges, challenges to ethics/trustworthiness in research, emerging technologies, translation, big data, etc.)
  • We are interested in ideas of interest to all audiences noted above, but we are specifically looking for session proposals on:
  • “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
  • If a session has appeared on prior year’s agenda, do not submit that idea again. We review prior year sessions to determine which to carry over to the current year. If we carry over a session that was a proposal from a prior year, we will contact the author. If you’re interested in teaching on a session you’ve seen on the agenda before, contact us.

Submission Fields

Proposals must include the following information:

Session Information:

  • Title, descriptor (two to three sentences), three learning objectives (what will attendees learn upon leaving the session)
  • Track (what larger topic does the session fall under)
  • Target Audience (who is the session for)
  • Speakers

Track: Content is organized by thematic tracks. Select up to three track(s) that best aligns with the session’s focus. If a track is not listed, use the “Other” field. A list of tracks is available at the end of this document; tracks are subject to change.

Target Audience: Select the intended audiences for the session from a list of professional roles. Where proposals reflect crossover content as described above, be sure to include all audiences that could benefit from hearing the session. A list of target audiences is available at the end of this document.

Speakers: 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 you have an idea for a session, but don't have speaker recommendations, the Conference Planning Committees can suggest speakers if they accept the idea.

Terms and Conditions

  • PRIM&R reserves the right to modify accepted proposals. Any changes will be discussed with the author.
  • PRIM&R often receives multiple proposals on the same topic. In those cases, PRIM&R reserves the right to ask proposal authors to work together on a single session. PRIM&R will discuss this with the proposal authors. 
  • PRIM&R will make every effort to invite speakers listed on the proposal, but will recommend alternate speakers if there is a lack of diversity as outlined.
  • If a proposal is accepted, any speaker invited to teach will be responsible for paying a discounted speaker registration fee.
  • Accepted proposals will be labeled as such on the agenda.
  • 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.