The BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) is currently working to integrate clinical research support activities of the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN) into BC AHSN.
Clinical Trials BC is the new name for this unit under BC AHSN. The name reflects a focus on advancing BC as a world leader in clinical trials, a direction endorsed by key stakeholders and the by BC AHSN Board.
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
News & Updates
BC AHSN is sharing regular email updates to report on Clinical Trials BC project status and milestones:
- October 3, 2017: BC AHSN e-News Update for September 2017
- August 31, 2017: BC AHSN August 2017 Update
- July 28, 2017: BC AHSN July 2017 Update
- June 20, 2017: BC AHSN announces Clinical Trials BC, shares key progress