About Us

Twenty five years ago, the Presidents and CEOs of Pacific Northwest's most respected research facilities recognized that public trust in the integrity of research was essential to the future of medical discovery in our region. NWABR was born out of that commitment and stands today as the Northwest’s leading voice for understanding biomedical research and its ethical conduct.

Through education and dialogue, NWABR is dedicated to promoting  the public's trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct. Our diverse membership spans academic, industry, non-profit research institutes, health care, and voluntary health organizations.


  • Serve and strengthen our research community
  • Cultivate public understanding and trust in research
  • Inspire students and support excellence in science teaching
  • Foster dialogue about the key role of ethics in biomedical research

Through our diverse membership and extensive education programs, we foster a shared commitment to the ethical conduct of research and ensure the vitality of the life sciences community.

To learn more about us, read our 2013 Annual Report or read our 2014 Community Impact Report.

Our 2011 Annual Report and 2012 Annual Report.are available as well.

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