Value Proposition

2023-24 Member Fees and classification

How We Add Value for Our Members

NWABR is a connector.  We partner with research leaders to build and sustain trustworthy practices by connecting them to colleagues across the Northwest whose resources and expertise strengthen our entire community.  We stand together in promoting public understanding of research and its ethical conduct.  

Who is the NWABR community?  Our members come from academia, industry, health care and voluntary health organizations throughout the Northwest.  We work with and for our members to strengthen public trust in research through education and dialogue. 

Our members can count on us for:

Community engagement. We Influence public attitudes and support for research by:

  • Bringing media together around a common message that reflects the priorities of our members
  • Leveraging member stories and programs through our website and targeted communications
  • Mobilizing volunteer scientists to support community events as judges, speakers and advocates
  • Recruiting and placing community members on ethics review boards for animal and human research

Capacity building in the areas of research and ethics. These include:

  • Convening the IACUC, IRB, and IBC communities 
  • Gatherings on the security and protection of all researchers with such partners as the FBI and the US Attorney’s offices

Strategic communications support to ensure the right spokespersons are prepared and ready to address critical issues that impact human and animal research.  These include:

  • Partnering with research teams in order to prepare for and address crisis communications 
  • Extending the audience for stories by or about our members
  • Alerting partners to possible action against animal research

Strategy sessions that bring together Institutional Officials, research leaders and communicators to navigate sensitive ethical issues of high priority to our members.  These include such challenges as:

  • Ethical guidelines for biorepositories
  • Increasing clinical trial enrollment

Inspiring today’s students to choose science careers by providing direct experiences inside our member institutions to educators and students through our:

  • Nationally recognized curriculum developed by our teachers and researchers 
  • Mentorship programs that match students directly with researchers
  • Volunteer opportunities for our researchers to speak in classrooms and communities


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