Clinical Trials BC
We support clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across British Columbia.
As part of Michael Smith Health Research BC, we work with our cross-organizational teams, BC SUPPORT Unit and Research Ethics BC, and our partners and stakeholders to advance and support 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
- Hosting 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
Advancing clinical trials provincially, nationally and internationally
- Representing the province within the global regulatory environment
- Participating in expert working groups on national clinical trials governance and policy initiatives
- Leading and contributing to strategic planning and infrastructure initiatives that benefit clinical trial sites and teams
- Generating data and knowledge to understand and improve the patient/participant experience, and make practice improvements
I am a researcher and/or on a research team
Clinical Trials BC supports researchers and investigators like you in developing expertise in clinical research processes, quality and risk management. We also provide access to provincial tools and resources.
I am a sponsor/industry partner
Our efficient provincial structure, network and population diversity are among many reasons to bring your clinical trial to our province.
I am a patient partner/potential trial participant
If you are interested in learning about clinical trials or being a trial participant in our province, Clinical Trials BC has resources for you. Our team also engages patient partners to gather data to improve the patient experience.
Annual activities report
The annual report highlights Clinical Trials BC’s activities, programs, key achievements and involvement and contribution to the clinical research and clinical trial community on both provincial and national levels.
Provincial Job Board
We maintain an online job board to promote positions located in British Columbia across the clinical research and trials sector as an added benefit to our clinical research community.
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 a range of expertise including academia, the health system, health research-related organizations and patient/public.
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