Clinical Trials BC
Continuing education and training
Our robust educational program helps research organizations and their staff excel within one of the world’s most heavily-regulated industries. Our support helps British Columbia grow a clinical research workforce with the required skills, knowledge and training to conduct world-class clinical trials.
We offer the following education and training offerings and resources to clinical research personnel across the province.
Clinical Trials BC webinars provide current information about clinical trials in BC. Our signature webinar series, ASK US, is held at various times throughout the year. We invite experts who are in senior positions to discuss and answer questions about specific clinical research topics.
Missed a webinar? No problem.
Our educational programs include more than 30 workshops, lectures and training sessions. Download the latest catalogue of our educational offerings (released December 2022).
Professional development and training initiatives
- Clinical Research Professional (CRP) certification program: We offer financial and resource support to help clinical research professionals get certified with ACRP and SoCRA.
- Quality management program: We provide services, resources and support for the development and implementation of Quality Management System (QMS) in BC centres, health authorities, academic institutions and agencies. We also offer a quality leadership course and mentorship.
- Audit & Inspection Preparedness (AIPP) Program: Clinical Trial BC’s AIPP education and training program focuses on compliance and quality, delivered through the lens of inspection.
- N2 provincial membership: The Network of Networks (N2) is an alliance of research networks and organizations. Its members can access N2 educational courses (available via CITI-Canada). Clinical Trials BC funds and manages the provincial BC membership, so that N2 benefits are available to clinical researchers in BC health authorities and academic organizations.
ACRP learning management system
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) maintains an e-learning portal with 30+ programs, available to any clinical research professional in BC.
N2 courses via CITI-Canada
N2 provides high quality, web-based, Canadian instruction on a variety of topics related to research with human participants, including good clinical practice, standard operating procedures, quality tools, Health Canada Division 5, and more.