RAPP update: streamlining research approvals in BC

27 July 2023

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health and health authorities (including Providence Healthcare) are working together to change the landscape of research approval processes within the province’s health sector.

The provincial Research Approvals Processes Project (RAPP) represents a commitment to further strengthening a research positive culture within the health system in BC. This project is one part of the enabling infrastructure to mobilize and conduct high quality research, including clinical trials, for the benefit of British Columbians and the province. Research processes in scope for this project include operational approvals, ethics reviews, contracts and agreements, data access, and privacy reviews.

An overview and presentation are now available to advance this work:

Research Approvals Processes Project