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.

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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

Beginning mid-July 2018, we're introducing a new online system for harmonized ethics reviews. Learn how to apply through the new Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP).

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BC AHSN News: November 2018

Read the latest news in the monthly newsletter published by our parent organization, the BC Academic Health Science Network! Read the BC AHSN News for November 2018 here. Want to receive each new issue right in your inbox? Sign up here!

Provincial Research Ethics Platform Launches in BC

Since 2014, the following BC universities, health authorities and institutions now collectively Research Ethics BC, have created a robust harmonized review system called the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP). This web-based platform will enable effective ethical review of multi-jurisdictional studies that involve human research ethics clearance from more than one of the following research ethics […]