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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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What's New

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New BC AHSN President Announced

The board of directors of the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN – our parent organization) is pleased to announce that Dr. Stirling Bryan has been named the President of the organization as of January 1st, 2020. He replaces Dr. Tom Noseworthy as the organization’s leader; Dr. Noseworthy’s term of office as CEO will […]

New guidance from REBC: BC Cancer Guidance for Harmonized Ethical Review

Research Ethics BC is pleased to announce a new Guidance for Ethical Review of BC Cancer Multi-Jurisdictional Research.  This Guidance was drafted and agreed on by a working group to address some of the issues arising from multi-jurisdictional research in a harmonized model over the past four years.  The Working Group started to meet formally in September 2019, and […]

Register now for REACH BC Webinar!

Join us for a live web meeting with Stefanie Cheah, Project Manager of REACH BC, where she will discuss this demonstration project of the BC SUPPORT Unit aimed at helping patients and the public to find health research opportunities that are meaningful to them. The project is being led by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research […]

BC AHSN News: October 2019

Hot off the press! Read the October issue of the BC AHSN News, featuring a Research Ethics BC annual update, a new Clinical Trials BC online job board, #PPF19 & #CFOA19 conference updates, a new event partnership with LifeSciences BC & more! Read the full newsletter issue here.