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As part of the BC Academic Health Science Network, we support a province-wide, harmonized system for research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. Find out more about us.



Find out if you're eligible to apply for harmonized ethics review of your new multi-jurisdictional study.

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How to Apply

In 2018, we introduced a new online system for harmonized ethics reviews. Now, you can apply through the new Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP).

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BC AHSN News: April 2020

Read the April edition of the BC AHSN News! Stories include the launch of our BC COVID-19 Research Inventory, the announcement of our new Scientific Director (Danielle Lavallee), a heartfelt message from Lisa Ridgway about patient-oriented research during a health crisis, registration for Clinical Trials BC’s Rapid Clinical Trials Training for COVID-19, and our Rapid […]

Resources for research ethics during COVID-19 pandemic

If you are involved and/or participating in research in British Columbia and unsure what that means during the COVID-19 pandemic, please turn to your local institution or the institution you work most closely with for guidance. Consent Guidelines Click the link below to read the consent guidelines developed in partnership between Research Ethics BC, Clinical […]

REB West 2020 Cancelled

REB West Conference Cancelled The health and well-being of our communities is top priority and as a result of the widespread uncertainty due to COVID-19, and in accordance with the ban on events of more than 50 people and travel restrictions, the conference planning team of REB West have decided to cancel the conference planned for Kelowna in June 2020. […]