Clinical Trials BC

10 Great Reasons to Bring Your Clinical Trial to British Columbia

A NETWORKED COMMUNITY: A network of clinical research hubs in each health region and research institute provides you clinical trial infrastructure and support at the local level, helping to avoid startup delays and cost overruns in your clinical trial.

POPULATION DIVERSITY: BC is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, with substantial South Asian, East Asian, European and Indigenous communities.

ESTABLISHED PATIENT INFRASTRUCTURE: Province-wide patient-oriented research infrastructure supports you in meaningful patient engagement (BC SUPPORT Unit).

RECRUITMENT SUPPORT: A provincial recruitment system (REACH BC) helps you reach your patient recruitment goals.

STREAMLINED ETHICS REVIEW AND APPROVAL: A harmonized research ethics review process for studies conducted in multiple geographic areas and institutions in BC (Research Ethics BC) allows you to submit a single ethics application across all partner institutions.

EFFECTIVE TRIAL MANAGEMENT: A provincial clinical trial management system (CTMS) infrastructure helps you to manage complex studies effectively, supports Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCTs), and houses electronic essential documents (TMF/ISF) for regulatory compliance.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE: World-class clinical trial investigators and globally certified coordinators like you conduct over 1,300 trials in BC every year.

QUALITY ASSURANCE:  Our provincial quality management system (QMS) and risk management programs support you in continuous quality improvement, promote regulatory compliance, and foster a quality culture.

URBAN, REGIONAL AND RURAL CAPACITY: BC offers you more than 100 clinical trial sites across the province in hospital, outpatient and community settings.

TRAINING AND RESOURCES: You can access diverse resources and continuous training opportunities to support your work.

Find active clinical trials


An average of over 1,300 active clinical trials are conducted in BC each year.


With more than 600 investigators and over 100 life science companies, we can connect you with the right groups.


BC has urban and rural sites across the province with a diverse population.


See a list of current clinical trials in BC’s urban and rural sites.

Find researchers


Are you interested in starting a clinical trial in BC?


Find a BC investigator or collaborator for your clinical trial on the Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM).


The above database showcases clinical trial investigators, sites and trial service providers in the province of BC. Please register for a user account or reach out directly to us for more detailed information on the CCTAM asset list.

Clinical trials in the media

Recent news


Research trial leads to new standard in lung cancer surgery (April 28, 2023)


Thoracic surgeons at Surrey Memorial Hospital participate in an international multi-center randomized clinical trial for lung cancer surgery. Read more.

Past articles


  • New research centre to foster northern clinical and medical life sciences research (June 28, 2022) Read more.
  • CRAFT—A Proposed Framework for Decentralized Clinical Trials Participation in Canada (Sep 30, 2021) Read more.

  • Pilot project brings access to care closer to home for Prince Rupert cancer patients (Jun 21, 2021) Read more.

  • People with ALS will benefit from research, clinical trials (May 12, 2021) Read more.

BC’s Clinical Research Institutions