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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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Statement from Stirling Bryan regarding meetings across the BC AHSN organization

In response to several inquiries I’ve received from both staff members and our extended network of stakeholders, I’d like to clarify BC AHSN’s position on holding in-person meetings at this time. Until further advisory, and in response to this rapidly-evolving situation, BC AHSN is currently not holding or supporting any in-person meetings inside and outside […]

BC AHSN News: June 2020

Read the June edition of the BC AHSN News! Stories include new members of our provincial REB network, patient-oriented research being identified in our BC COVID-19 Research Inventory, a new survey inventory by request of the BC Ministry of Health, a new video received by the BC Emergency Medicine Network, CTBC’s slides from BIO 2020, […]

KPU and Camosun College Join Research Ethics BC’s Province-Wide Network

Research Ethics BC is pleased to announce that two new partners, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Camosun College have connected to an existing provincial network that provides a harmonized system for ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas. “The Research Ethics Board at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is excited to join Research Ethics BC […]

Welcome Aoife Kelly!

Aoife Kelly is the new Administrative Assistant supporting REBC and Clinical Trials BC (CTBC). She has over six years administrative experience, working in Ireland, France and the US. Aoife holds a Masters degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate certificate in Sexuality and Sexual Health Education from Dublin City University. […]