About Us

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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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 […]

Save the Date: BC Research Ethics Virtual Symposium

Please save the dates October 21-22, 2020 to join us for our Research Ethics Symposium, this year hosted virtually through Zoom. Registration is now open! Please follow this link and create your Sched account. Once your account is created, you can select individual sessions you would like to attend and create your own agenda. Please […]

Register now: BC COVID-19 Research & Collaboration Symposium, Sept 1-2, 2020

You’re invited to participate in the two-day BC COVID-19 Collaboration and Research Symposium, which will bring together health, education, social sciences and humanities researchers and other key stakeholders focused on the impacts of COVID-19 and its associated public health measures on populations, public health, health services and other sectors throughout BC. This event will be held virtually […]