Clinical Trials BC is part of the BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN). Its mission is to maximize the health, educational, and economic benefits of clinical trials to the citizens of BC.
Working with partners across BC’s clinical research community, Clinical Trials BC is focused on five strategic priorities:
- Business development – Attracting new investment by networks, associations and industry partners by promoting BC’s clinical trials capacity, technology platforms, and expertise;
- Capacity development and training – Increasing province-wide capacity for conducting high quality clinical trials that meet strict ethical and regulatory standards;
- Enabling environment – Supporting clinical trials excellence, efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, and value for all stakeholders by advancing practices and processes;
- Patient/participant experience – Optimizing British Columbians’ participation in clinical trials by helping to remove barriers to participation; and
- Sustainability – Ensuring long term sustainability and agility to respond effectively to new challenges as they arise.
Under BC AHSN, Clinical Trials BC builds upon and expands the functions of the former BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN). Learn more about the Clinical Trials BC Transition Project.
What we do
Clinical Trials BC strengthens British Columbia’s capacity and competitiveness for attracting world class clinical trials to our hospitals, research institutions and communities. Current resources, services and initiatives include:
- Training, consultation and resources for clinical trials compliance, quality and regulatory adherence.
- Professional development/education opportunities for clinical research professionals, including no-cost access to online learning, tools and content, plus financial support for certification exams.
- BC Clinical Research Showcase, promoting BC’s clinical trials capacity and excellence globally.
- Canadian Clinical Research Participation Survey, a national survey seeking to better understand the experiences of patients and healthy volunteers who participate in research.
Specialized support is available to BC organizations, sites and teams conducting clinical research. This includes:
- Compliance training
- Quality or regulatory resources
- Regulatory consultation
Jean Smart, Clinical Trials BC
Clinical Trials BC provides province-wide support to help clinical research professionals access training, guidance and resources for conducting ethical, high quality clinical research that meets strict international standards and regulations.
N2 and CITI GCP Training
Clinical Research Professional Certification Program (SoCRA)
ACRP e-learning program
Explore what British Columbia’s clinical research community has to offer on the BC Clinical Research Showcase. Learn more about the experienced investigators, research institutes, infrastructure and resources that make BC a premier location for clinical trials.
The BC Showcase is hosted on the Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map, a searchable, web-based database designed to communicate Canada’s clinical research strengths.
Alison Orth, Clinical Trials BC
This initiative aims to engage and learn from patients and the public about their clinical trial experience, especially people who have declined to participate in a clinical study. Any Canadian who was ever invited to participate or enroll their child in a clinical trial was eligible.
The survey enrollment closed April 30, 2017 with 1,000 responses in both French and English. The results are currently being analyzed and will be communicated in the Fall.
Supported in part by the Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre.
Alison Orth, Clinical Trials BC