Clinical Trials BC
Ways to get involved
Whether you are an investigator, patient, research coordinator, patient engagement specialist or research institute leader, your interest and input into clinical trials can make a difference. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and help advance clinical trials in British Columbia.
Improving the patient experience provincial working group
- Following the success of the Canadian Clinical Research Participation Survey, a 17-member provincial working group was formed in 2019 to support some of the knowledge-to-action items as part of a broader strategy to improve recruitment and retention in clinical trials for BC. The primary objective is to identify methods to increase communication of study results to participants in BC and ultimately create a more positive culture around clinical trials. This working group comprises clinical researchers, health system decision-makers, patient partners and representatives from health authorities. We welcome requests for collaboration on further workshops or knowledge translation activities specific to site needs.
- Learn about the Canadian Clinical Research Participation Survey: https://healthresearchbc.ca/clinical-trials-bc/continuing-education-and-training/enhancing-the-clinical-research-experience
Advisory Committee – REACH BC
- REACH BC bridges the gap between the province-wide patient and research communities, this online platform connects British Columbians with opportunities to participate in research and provides support for researchers in recruiting participants. Learn more about Reach BC Advisory Committee.
Clinical trial site managers community
Clinical Trials BC hosts a virtual monthly meeting for health authority-based clinical trial site managers in BC. This virtual meeting helps to create a space for open dialogue, sharing and learning. Recurring topics include contracts, job descriptions, staff recruitment and training. To join, please contact Alison Orth.
Communities of practice
Clinical Trials BC has formed communities of practice (e-COPS) to continue learnings, dialogue and exploration.
Clinical Trials BC COPs:
- Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials
- Site Management
We welcome anyone to join these informal groups to explore and learn from shared real-world practices, publications or guest speakers. To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.