Clinical Trials BC
Clinical trials are essential for evaluating the safety, effectiveness and outcomes of life-saving and health promoting health interventions such as vaccines, drugs, devices and health services.
We support clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure British Columbia is a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across the province.
We work with our cross-organizational teams BC SUPPORT Unit and Research Ethics BC, along with partners and stakeholders, to support and advance health research that benefits the people of BC.
We advance British Columbia’s development as a world-class destination for clinical trials across our province’s hospitals, research institutions and communities.
To maximize the health, educational and economic benefits of clinical trials to the citizens of British Columbia.
What we do
Workforce innovation and training
- Professional certification and mentoring
- Training and development for BC’s clinical research community
- Webinars and speaker series with local experts
Site support and clinical research navigation
- Navigation of and guidance around BC’s provincial clinical trial network
- Program development and implementation
- Site education and training
- Regulatory, compliance and quality consulting
- Audit and inspection preparation
Leadership and collaboration in advancing clinical trials provincially, nationally and internationally
- Representation of the province within the global regulatory environment
- Participation in expert working groups on national clinical trials governance and policy initiatives
- Leading of, and contributing to, strategic planning and infrastructure initiatives that benefit clinical trial sites and teams
- Generation of data and knowledge to improve the patient/participant experience and make practice improvements
I am a researcher and/or on a research team
We support researchers in developing expertise in clinical research processes, quality management and risk management. We also provide access to provincial tools and resources.
I am a sponsor/industry partner
BC’s population diversity and its efficient provincial clinical trials structure and network are among the many reasons to bring clinical trials to the province.
I am a patient partner/potential trial participant
We provide resources to help patients learn about clinical trials or being a trial participant in BC. Our team also engages patient partners to gather data to improve the patient experience.
Annual activities report
The annual report highlights our activities, programs and key achievements in contributing to the clinical research and clinical trial community provincially and nationally.
Provincial Job Board
We maintain an online job board to promote clinical research and trials positions located in BC.
Our Advisory Council
The Clinical Trials BC Advisory Council is a source of expert advice that supports the achievement of our strategic priorities. Our council members represent academia, the health system, health research-related organizations and patients.
Chair, Clinical Trials BC Advisory Council | Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Research Director, Northern Health
Director, Department of Evaluation and Research Services, Fraser Health
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC
Manager, Strategic Projects Innovation Division, Ministry of Health
Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Regional Associate Dean, Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UNBC
Past Chair, Clinical Trials BC Advisory Council | Vice Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Affiliate Associate Professor | Research Lead, Northern Medical Program, UNBC
Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
Director, Clinical Trials Administration, VCHRI
Professor and Dean of Health Sciences, SFU
President & CEO, Life Sciences BC