Research Ethics BC streamlines and improves the research ethics review processes in British Columbia.

About Us

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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.

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We help streamline the ethics review and approval process, so that researchers submit a single ethics application across all of these partner institutions:



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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What's New

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BC AHSN News: May 2019

Hot off the press! Read the May 2019 edition of our monthly News, featuring an announcement of the new pan-Canadian Health Data Platform, our new partner (BCIT), events at Island Health’s Five Days in May research week, and more! Read the full newsletter issue here.

BC AHSN News: April 2019

Hot off the press! Read the April 2019 edition of our monthly News, featuring a profile of Terri Fleming  (Research Ethics BC), registration for N2 Canada and Clinical Trials BC’s upcoming regional meeting in Vancouver, Stirling Bryan (BC SUPPORT Unit) receiving a national award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s upcoming #HealthXChange & more! Read […]

Meet Terri Fleming, REBC Unit Director

Terri Fleming, one of Unit Leads for Research Ethics BC (a position that she shares with Jean Ruiz), is fast becoming a familiar face at BC AHSN’s Vancouver office. Based in Victoria, she now visits our office frequently as she works with colleagues to set up her BC AHSN unit, manage budgets, hire new team […]

BC AHSN News: March 2019

  Read the latest news in our monthly newsletter! Read the BC AHSN News for March 2019 here. Want to receive each new issue right in your inbox? Sign up here!