The BC AHSN organization includes the BC SUPPORT Unit (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit).
The BC SUPPORT Unit is one of several SUPPORT Units being established across the country as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Its purpose is to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC.
The Unit has two main roles:
- Providing services to researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers, and
- Facilitating initiatives identified as provincial priorities.
There’s a provincial hub located in Vancouver, which coordinates activities across BC and provides services to the Vancouver region. There are also four additional regional centres located in other regional health authority areas (Fraser, Interior, Northern, and Vancouver Island).
Visit the BC SUPPORT Unit website.