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: August 2019

Read the August 2019 issue of the BC AHSN News! Stories feature Wendy Hurlburt of LifeSciences BC, the new 14-member Clinical Trials BC Advisory Council, a new event held in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs on September 12th, updates on, #PPF19 (BC’s only annual patient-oriented research conference) brand new funding opportunities for researchers and […]

BC AHSN News: July 2019

Read the July 2019 issue of the BC AHSN News – the monthly newsletter of our parent organization! Articles include a last call for #PPF19 abstracts, a video recording of our data director, Kim McGrail, at Fraser Health Research Week, free ACRP courses through Clinical Trials BC and VCH Research, our first stakeholder event & […]

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 […]