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What We Do

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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Resources for research ethics during COVID-19 pandemic

If you are planning a research study in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic and need human ethics approval, please refer to the guidelines from institutions below including the requirements necessary for resumption of research. Additionally, there are other guidance documents listed below that may help you with your research study, including information on the […]

ICYMI RISe/PREP planned outage Oct. 28-Nov. 3 2020

In case you missed it, our colleagues at UBC have announced a planned system outage of RISe, which hosts the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP), from October 28th at 6pm and ending on November 3rd at 7am.  UBC is nearing the end of a massive integrative project that will require RISe to be taken down […]