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2014 Membership Services Survey Results

by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator

This fall, we asked PRIM&R members to share their feedback through our annual Membership Services Survey. This is our staff’s opportunity to learn more about our community and what members need from PRIM&R as they navigate their roles in the research ethics and oversight fields. More than 500 individuals responded to our call—the most in the survey’s history—and the responses generated pages of helpful information. Read on for some of the highlights:


Most Valuable Member Benefits: This year, the top-ranked member benefits included complimentary access to conference and webinar archivesdiscounts on registration fees for educational programming, and the PRIM&R Member Newsletter, which is distributed to members via email each month. As many of you may have noticed, the PRIM&R Member Newsletter underwent a visual transformation this past May during Member Appreciation Month, and 97% of respondents said they like the new design and layout of this resource. The December edition of the PRIM&R Member Newsletter will arrive in inboxes this Thursday, December 18
Thoughts on New Benefits: The survey also gave us an opportunity to hear members’ thoughts on benefits recently added to the roster. The Research Ethics Digest Self-Study Program, which debuted in August of this year, allows members to earn continuing education credit for reading Research Ethics Digest and completing a quiz about three selected articles on human subjects protections. Sixty-eight percent of respondents who were unaware of or hadn’t tried the program said they were likely to use it in the future.

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