About Us

Thirty 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.

At NWABR we envision a future time where the public recognizes and values the contribution of ethically conducted biomedical research and where this research leads to significant improvement in the communities’ health.

NWABR works to achieve this Vision though the promotion of the public's trust in biomedical research, and its ethical conduct.

NWABR adheres to the following core values to accomplish our work:

  • Leadership in research protections
  • fostering Transparency
  • upholding Integrity
  • providing Service to the Biomedical Research and Broader Community
  • promoting Collaboration 

Through education and dialogue, NWABR is dedicated to promoting  the public's trust in ethically conducted biomedical research. 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 2022 Annual Report.

You can also view NWABR's formal 990 Tax Return for the year ended September 30, 2022.

Past reports are also available:

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report.

2016 Annual Report.

2015 Annual Report

2014 Community Impact Report.

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report


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