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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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BC AHSN News: February 2020

Read the February issue of the BC AHSN News (the monthly newsletter from our parent organization), featuring our brand-new video, the launch of the Data Access Support Hub (or DASH), new jobs on Clinical Trials BC’s online job board, BC Emergency Medicine Network’s funding award for emergency care, a new funding opportunity from the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser […]

Research Ethics BC welcomes Gillian Corless

Research Ethics BC and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are pleased to announce that Gillian Corless is the new Senior Advisor, Indigenous Research and Ethics, Research Ethics BC, effective January 15th, 2020. This part-time secondment position complements her existing role as Senior Advisor, Research and Ethics at FNHA. Read the full announcement here.

BC AHSN News: January 2020

Read the January issue of the BC AHSN News, featuring a message from Stirling Bryan, a job posting for Scientific Director, new staff member Lindsay Hedden, your opportunity to fill out the BC SUPPORT Unit’s learning needs assessment survey, Kim McGrail’s new position at UBC Health, and more!

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 […]