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.



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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Meet Sarah Bennett, Chair of REBC’s Advisory Council

Ever wondered about what research ethics are, and why the term sometimes has a bad rep? Sarah Bennett recalled that “for a long time, research ethics were reactionary and fearful.” While it seems that conversations about the topic could be daunting and stilted, she’s helping to make it less so, assisted by several key individuals […]

BC AHSN News: September 2019

Hot off the press! Read the latest issue of our monthly BC AHSN News. Featured stories include registration links for  Caring for Older Adults 2019 (#COA2019),  Putting Patients First 2019 (#PPF19), Clinical Trials BC’s Clinical Research Ethics Symposium and a Johnson & Johnson JLabs partner event, a profile of Sarah Bennett (Research Ethics BC’s new […]

Attend our Clinical Research Ethics Symposium – October 16, UBC Golf Club

Thank you for your interest! We’ve nearly reached the maximum number of attendees for this event, and registration will close shortly. If you register after the maximum number is reached, you’ll be added to a wait-list and emailed if spaces become available. Click on the link below for more information. Clinical Research Ethics Symposium

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 […]