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:

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Eligibility

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: June 2019

Hot off the press! Read the June 2019 edition of our monthly News, featuring an announcement made by REBC at the N2 Regional Meeting in Vancouver, CREST.BD and Erin Michalak winning the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Patient Engagement, a profile of Victor Espinosa and his work in REDCap & more! Read the full newsletter […]

Sign Up for Our First Stakeholder Event

UPDATE (June 13, 2019): Thank you for your interest! The event is now full, and registration is closed. We look forward to our very first stakeholder event!   The inaugural Stakeholder Event, which will be held in Kelowna on June 19th, 2019 (12:30pm-4:30pm, Four Points by Sheraton, 5505 Airport Way), is intended to offer the opportunity […]

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 […]