The Research Ethics Digest Self-Study Program allows PRIM&R members to earn continuing education credits, which can be applied toward their Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential, Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential recertification, or other professional credentials they may hold.
How to Participate
PRIM&R members receive Research Ethics Digest via email six times per year (February, April, June, August, October, and December). Each issue identities articles selected for the self-study program (three on the human subjects protections topics and two on animal care and use topics) and provides a link to a quiz about each set of articles. All articles selected for the program are geared toward intermediate and advanced learners.
By reading the articles and successfully completing the online quiz with a score of 80% or higher, members earn continuing education (CE) credit hours (1.5 per issue for the human subjects protections quiz and 1 per issue for the animal care and use quiz). Members can take the quiz multiple times in order to receive a qualifying score, and have 90 days from the distribution of an issue of Research Ethics Digest to complete the quiz.
Once members complete the quiz, they will receive an email with their score and the number of CE credit hours they have earned. Participants who wish to apply the credit hours from the self-study program toward continuing education requirements for professional credentials they hold may submit the email to their accrediting body as documentation of their participation.